Influenza‐associated mortality among children – United States: 2007–2008

  title={Influenza‐associated mortality among children – United States: 2007–2008},
  author={Patrick J. Peebles and Rosaline Dhara and Lynnette Brammer and Alicia M. Fry and Lyn Finelli},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
BACKGROUND Since October 2004, pediatric influenza-associated deaths have been a nationally notifiable condition. To further investigate the bacterial organisms that may have contributed to death, we systematically collected information about bacterial cultures collected at non-sterile sites and about the timing of Staphylococcus aureus specimen collection relative to hospital admission. METHODS We performed a retrospective, descriptive study of all reported influenza-associated pediatric… CONTINUE READING


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