Chung‐Chen Li

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus causes severe illness, including pneumonia, which leads to hospitalization and even death. To characterize the kinetic changes in viral load and identify factors of influence, we analyzed variables that could potentially influence the viral shedding time in a hospital-based cohort of 1,052 patients. Viral load was inversely(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a great disease burden across the whole world, particularly in Southeast Asia. However, in recent decades, the pathogenesis of severe EV71 infection was not well understood. This study was aimed to investigate the correlation between the presence of viremia and the clinical severity of EV71 infection. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised about how the transmission of emerging infectious diseases from patients to healthcare workers (HCWs) and vice versa could be recognized and prevented in a timely manner. An effective strategy to block transmission of pandemic H1N1 (2009) influenza in HCWs is important. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS An infection(More)
BACKGROUND To better understand clinical and laboratory characteristics in children, adults, and patients with lung involvement suffering 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1). METHODS A total of 442 patients with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS Comparing to their adult counterpart (n=55), pediatric patients (n=387)(More)
BACKGROUND The sensitivity of rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT) of children with influenza-like illness (ILI) remains low. OBJECTIVE We compare the parameters between pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 influenza with negative RIDT and ILI not H1N1 for improving the low sensitivity of RIDT for children with ILI. METHODS In a cohort of consecutive(More)
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