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Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort study

Cheng, A. C.; Kotsimbos, T.; Reynolds, A.; Bowler, S. D.; Brown, S. G. A.; Hancox, R. J.; Holmes, M.; Irving, L.; Jenkins, C.; Thompson, P.; Simpson, G.; Waterer, G.; Wood-Baker, R.; Kelly, P. M.


Background Pandemic influenza H1N1/09 emerged in April 2009 and spread widely in Australia and New Zealand. Although an unprecedented number of cases required intensive care, comparative community-based studies with seasonal influenza strains have not shown any significant differences in clinical symptoms or severity. Methods The authors performed active surveillance on confirmed influenza-related admissions and compared the clinical profile of patients with pandemic H1N1/09 influenza and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-07-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000100


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