Gripe A (H1N1). Experiencia de Estados Unidos

Translated title of the contribution: Influenza A (H1N1). Experience in the United States

Marcos I. Restrepo, Marcela Mazo, Antonio Anzueto

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Abstract

Pneumonia and seasonal influenza have major repercussions on mortality, morbidity and costs worldwide. At the end of March 2009, an outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) was reported in Mexico that rapidly spread throughout the world, including the United States, reaching pandemic proportions. The activity of influenza A (H1N1) has reached levels higher than those reported in previous years, mainly affecting the pediatric population aged less than 18 years old. In addition, a group of comorbid conditions were more frequently associated in patients with severe influenza A (H1N1), including chronic pulmonary disease, immunosuppression, heart disease, obesity and pregnancy.The current pandemic has had a substantial impact on public health in the United States and in many other countries worldwide. Therefore, the present review aims to examine the North American experience of the influenza A (H1N1) epidemic, focussing chronologically on the epidemiology of the virus, high risk groups, diagnosis, vaccination and management.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos de Bronconeumologia
Volume46
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2010

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Keywords

  • Antiviral agents
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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