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Systematic review of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus shedding: duration is affected by severity, but not age

Fielding, James; Kelly, Heath; Mercer, Geoffry; Glass, Kathryn

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Duration of viral shedding following infection is an important determinant of disease transmission, informing both control policies and disease modelling. We undertook a systematic literature review of the duration of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus shedding to examine the effects of age, severity of illness and receipt of antiviral treatment. Studies were identified by searching the PubMed database using the keywords 'H1N1', 'pandemic', 'pandemics', 'shed' and 'shedding'. Any study of humans with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22817
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
DOI: 10.1111/irv.12216

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