Novel Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak at the U.S. Air Force Academy: epidemiology and viral shedding duration.

@article{Witkop2010NovelIA,
  title={Novel Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak at the U.S. Air Force Academy: epidemiology and viral shedding duration.},
  author={Catherine Takacs Witkop and Mark R. Duffy and Elizabeth A. Macias and Thomas F. Gibbons and James D. Escobar and Kristen N. Burwell and Kenneth K. Knight},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={121-6}
}
BACKGROUND The U.S. Air Force Academy is an undergraduate institution that educates and trains cadets for military service. Following the arrival of 1376 basic cadet trainees in June 2009, surveillance revealed an increase in cadets presenting with respiratory illness. Specimens from ill cadets tested positive for novel influenza A (H1N1 [nH1N1])-specific ribonucleic acid (RNA) by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. PURPOSE The outbreak epidemiology, control measures… CONTINUE READING

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