Substantial Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Pandemic A/H1N1 Influenza in Mexico, Winter 2013-2014: Gradual Age Shift and Severity

@inproceedings{Davila2014SubstantialMA,
  title={Substantial Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Pandemic A/H1N1 Influenza in Mexico, Winter 2013-2014: Gradual Age Shift and Severity},
  author={Javier Davila and Gerardo Chowell and V{\'i}ctor Hugo Borja-Aburto and C{\'e}cile Viboud and Concepci{\'o}n Grajales Mu{\~n}iz and Mark Miller},
  booktitle={PLoS currents},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND A recrudescent wave of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 is underway in Mexico in winter 2013-14, following a mild 2012-13 A/H3N2 influenza season. Mexico previously experienced several waves of pandemic A/H1N1 activity in spring, summer and fall 2009 and winter 2011-2012, with a gradual shift of influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths towards older ages. Here we describe changes in the epidemiology of the 2013-14 A/H1N1 influenza outbreak, relative to previous seasons dominated by the… CONTINUE READING