Interim report on pandemic H1N1 influenza virus infections in South Africa, April to October 2009: epidemiology and factors associated with fatal cases.

@article{Archer2009InterimRO,
  title={Interim report on pandemic H1N1 influenza virus infections in South Africa, April to October 2009: epidemiology and factors associated with fatal cases.},
  author={Brett Nicholas Archer and Cheryl Cohen and Dhamari Naidoo and Jincy Rachel Thomas and Chuma Makunga and Lucille Blumberg and Marietjie Venter and G Jenkins Timothy and Adrian Puren and Jm McAnerney and Ayanda Cengimbo and Bd Schoub},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 42}
}
We provide an interim report on pandemic H1N1 influenza activity in South Africa, with a focus on the epidemiology and factors associated with deaths. Following the importation of the virus on 14 July 2009, and the epidemic peak during the week starting 3 August, the incidence in South Africa has declined. A total of 12,331 cases and 91 deaths have been laboratory-confirmed as of 12 October 2009. Age distribution and risk groups were similar to those observed elsewhere. The median age of… CONTINUE READING