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Influenza A (H3N2) variant virus-related hospitalizations: Ohio, 2012.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23013722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since July 2012, 305 cases of infection with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) virus containing the influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 M gene have occurred in multiple U.S. states, primarily associated with swine exposure at agricultural fairs. In Ohio, from July 28 to September 25, 2012, a total of 106 confirmed H3N2v cases were identified through enhanced surveillance. Whereas most H3N2v patients experienced mild, self-limited influenza-like illness (ILI), 11 of the Ohio patients were hospitalized, representing 69% of all H3N2v hospitalizations in the United States. Of these hospitalized H3N2v patients, six were at increased risk for influenza complications because of age or underlying medical conditions, including the only H3N2v-associated fatality reported in the United States to date. This report summarizes the epidemiology and clinical features of the 11 hospitalized H3N2v patients in Ohio. These findings reinforce the recommendation for persons at high risk for influenza complications to avoid swine exposure at agricultural fairs this fall. In addition, persons not at high risk for influenza complications who wish to reduce their risk for infection with influenza viruses circulating among pigs also should avoid swine and swine barns at agricultural fairs this fall.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  2012-11-27     Revised Date:  2012-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks*
Female
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Influenza, Human / complications,  epidemiology*,  pathology,  transmission
Male
Middle Aged
Ohio / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Risk
Swine
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Erratum In:
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012 Oct 5;61(39):802

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