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From 25th April 2009 to 20th January 2010, 771 laboratory confirmed cases of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) were admitted to intensive care units (ICU) or hospitalized in medical wards with clinical criteria of severe disease (hospitalized pneumonias, multiorganic failure, septic shock or admitted to ICU or death while hospitalized). 82% of cases were(More)
Measles cases in the European Region have been increasing in the last decade; this illustrates the challenge of what we are now encountering in the form of pediatric preventable diseases. In Catalonia, autochthonous measles was declared eliminated in the year 2000 as the result of high measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) coverage for first and second dose(More)
Even though hepatitis A mass vaccination effectiveness is high, outbreaks continue to occur. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between duration and characteristics of hepatitis A outbreaks. Hepatitis A (HA) outbreaks reported between 1991 and 2007 were studied. An outbreak was defined as ≥2 epidemiologically-linked cases with ≥1 case(More)
Infectious acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major health problem worldwide. Salmonella is a leading cause of AGE outbreaks, but viruses may be responsible for up to 80% of cases. We compared the frequency and characteristics of AGE out breaks in Catalonia due to norovirus and Salmonella and the changes in these outbreaks from 2000 through 2010. In 2006(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the value of the clinical symptoms included in the case definition of pertussis in household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases. METHODS A prospective epidemiological study was made in two Spanish regions. Household contacts were identified for each confirmed case reported during 2012 and 2013. Two clinical samples were taken to(More)
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