Epidemiology of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in the United States

  title={Epidemiology of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in the United States},
  author={Michael A. Jhung and David L. Swerdlow and Sonja Olsen and Daniel B. Jernigan and Matthew S. Biggerstaff and Laurie Kamimoto and Krista Kniss and Carrie Reed and Alicia M. Fry and Lynnette Brammer and Jacqueline J Gindler and William J. Gregg and Joseph S. Bresee and Lyn Finelli},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={52 Suppl 1},
In April 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 2 cases of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children from southern California, marking the beginning of what would be the first influenza pandemic of the twenty-first century. This report describes the epidemiology of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in the United States, including characterization of cases, fluctuations of disease burden over the course of a year, the age distribution of illness and severe… CONTINUE READING
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