To determine clinical and virologic characteristics of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, we conducted real-time reverse transcription-PCR on samples from patients with influenza-like illness, June 11-30, 2009. Of 513 patients tested, 54% were positive for influenza virus subtype H1N1. Infection rate was lowest for patients >or=60 years of age.
BACKGROUND The impact of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) on influenza-related pneumonia (IRP) is not established. Our objective was to investigate the association between NAI treatment and IRP incidence and outcomes in patients hospitalised with A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection. METHODS A worldwide meta-analysis of individual participant data from 20 634… (More)
Human rhinoviruses (HRV), the major cause of common colds, have a significant genetic diversity and are classified into 3 species (A, B, C) with more than 100 serotypes. HRV species C, described in 2006, can only be detected using molecular methods. The objectives of this paper were to adapt a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction… (More)