The impact of the H1N1 influenza pandemic on clinical presentations and viral epidemiology of acute respiratory infection in preschool children in Brazil

David W Fawkner-Corbett, Maria Carmo M B Duarte, Katie Rose, Angela Fonceca, Patricia Bezerra, Mark Hopkins, Murilo Britto, Luis E Cuevas, Jailson B Correia, Paul Stephen McNamara

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Abstract

We assessed the impact of the H1N1 influenza pandemic on acute respiratory infection in young children from low-income families in Brazil. Influenza (specifically H1N1) detection in acute respiratory infection quintupled during the pandemic and, during its peak, it was associated with 30% of all acute respiratory infection visits to the emergency department. H1N1 was also associated with increased risk of hospitalization and coinfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-5
Number of pages3
JournalThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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