Fatal Cases of Influenza A in Childhood

  title={Fatal Cases of Influenza A in Childhood},
  author={Benjamin F. Johnson and Louise August Martra Clark Aimee Meredith Cox Eilisha Der Wilson and Joanna Ellis and Alex J. Elliot and Wendy S Barclay and Richard Pebody and J. Mcmenamin and Douglas M. Fleming and Maria C. Zambon},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND In the northern hemisphere winter of 2003-04 antigenic variant strains (A/Fujian/411/02 -like) of influenza A H3N2 emerged. Circulation of these strains in the UK was accompanied by an unusually high number of laboratory confirmed influenza associated fatalities in children. This study was carried out to better understand risk factors associated with fatal cases of influenza in children. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Case histories, autopsy reports and death registration… CONTINUE READING
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