Influenza-associated pediatric deaths in the United States, 2004-2012.

  title={Influenza-associated pediatric deaths in the United States, 2004-2012.},
  author={Karen Ka Yin Wong and Seema Jain and Lenee H. Blanton and Rosaline Dhara and Lynnette Brammer and Alicia M. Fry and Lyn Finelli},
  volume={132 5},
BACKGROUND Influenza-associated deaths in children occur annually. We describe the epidemiology of influenza-associated pediatric deaths from the 2004-2005 through the 2011-2012 influenza seasons. METHODS Deaths in children <18 years of age with laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by using a standard case report form to collect data on demographic characteristics, medical conditions, clinical course, and laboratory… CONTINUE READING


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