Guelsys González Báez

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INTRODUCTION the first pandemic virus of the 21st century - the influenza A (H1N1)/2009 virus-appeared in Mexico in April 2009 after triple reassortment of influenza strains of avian, human and pig origin and from there, it was spread worldwide. With the purpose of facing up to this event, Cuba adopted antipandemic measures including the virology(More)
INTRODUCTION In April 2009, there was identified a variant of the A/H1N1 influenza virus of swine origin, and shortly after the first pandemic in XXI century was declared. OBJECTIVES To establish a nucleotide sequencing strategy for the differential diagnosis of the seasonal and pandemic influenza A viruses, and to obtain as much molecular information as(More)
INTRODUCTION On April 2009, the Mexican health authorities reported increased hospitalization indexes caused by pneumonia with high mortality rates to the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). The National Epidemiological Surveillance System of Mexico noticed that this increase mainly occurred in the 20-40 year old population. A new type of swine(More)
INTRODUCTION From March through April of 2009, Mexico notified outbreaks of respiratory illness, due to a new influenza virus of swine origin, which spread over rapidly via human-to-human transmission. The molecular methods currently in use were not suitable because the genome composition based on gene segments of swine, avian and human origin was quite(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory infections are considered the most important causes of morbidity and mortality around the world. These infections became more significant when associated to epidemics and pandemic events caused by influenza virus. The need for global surveillance of influenza viruses was recognized as early as 1947 and led to the establishment(More)
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