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Title: Risk factors for severe outcomes following 2009 influenza a (H1N1) infection: A global pooled analysis
Authors: van Kerkhove, M.D.
Vandemaele, K.A.H.
Shinde, V.
Jaramillo-Gutierrez, G.
Koukounari, A.
Donnelly, C.A.
Carlino, L.O.
Owen, R.
Paterson, B.
Pelletier, L.
Vachon, J.
Gonzalez, C.
Hongjie, Y.
Zijian, F.
Chuang, S.K.
Au, A.
Buda, S.
Krause, G.
Haas, W.
Bonmarin, I.
Taniguichi, K.
Nakajima, K.
Shobayashi, T.
Takayama, Y.
Sunagawa, T.
Heraud, J.M.
Orelle, A.
Palacios, E.
van der Sande, M.A.B.
Wielders, C.C.H.L.
Hunt, D.
Cutter, J.
Lee, V.J. 
Thomas, J.
Santa-Olalla, P.
Sierra-Moros, M.J.
Hanshaoworakul, W.
Ungchusak, K.
Pebody, R.
Jain, S.
Mounts, A.W.
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: van Kerkhove, M.D., Vandemaele, K.A.H., Shinde, V., Jaramillo-Gutierrez, G., Koukounari, A., Donnelly, C.A., Carlino, L.O., Owen, R., Paterson, B., Pelletier, L., Vachon, J., Gonzalez, C., Hongjie, Y., Zijian, F., Chuang, S.K., Au, A., Buda, S., Krause, G., Haas, W., Bonmarin, I., Taniguichi, K., Nakajima, K., Shobayashi, T., Takayama, Y., Sunagawa, T., Heraud, J.M., Orelle, A., Palacios, E., van der Sande, M.A.B., Wielders, C.C.H.L., Hunt, D., Cutter, J., Lee, V.J., Thomas, J., Santa-Olalla, P., Sierra-Moros, M.J., Hanshaoworakul, W., Ungchusak, K., Pebody, R., Jain, S., Mounts, A.W. (2011-07). Risk factors for severe outcomes following 2009 influenza a (H1N1) infection: A global pooled analysis. PLoS Medicine 8 (7) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: Since the start of the 2009 influenza A pandemic (H1N1pdm), the World Health Organization and its member states have gathered information to characterize the clinical severity of H1N1pdm infection and to assist policy makers to determine risk groups for targeted control measures. Methods and Findings: Data were collected on approximately 70,000 laboratory-confirmed hospitalized H1N1pdm patients, 9,700 patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), and 2,500 deaths reported between 1 April 2009 and 1 January 2010 from 19 countries or administrative regions-Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the United States, and the United Kingdom-to characterize and compare the distribution of risk factors among H1N1pdm patients at three levels of severity: hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths. The median age of patients increased with severity of disease. The highest per capita risk of hospitalization was among patients
Source Title: PLoS Medicine
ISSN: 15491277
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001053
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