Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘epidemic’

  1. October 14, 2010

    Influenza A H1N1: current state

    A year has passed since the first cases of Influenza A H1N1 in Mexico, we had over 18000 deaths confirmed by lab diagnosis and reported to WHO. Surely an underestimate of the total number of cases.
    The average mortality was of 0.5% of the confirmed cases, close to the seasonal flu. The mortality values varied a [...]

  2. October 1, 2009

    The effectiveness of school closings during an epidemic

    Children have a very important role transmitting the Influenza virus. Since they had less contact with the virus, their immune reaction is lower and less effective; therefore, during the infection they have a higher viral load. A higher viral load associated with contact with several other children from different places in the same school, playing [...]