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Title: Early outcomes of pandemic influenza [H1N1] 2009 surveillance in Abu Dhabi Emirate, May-August 2009
Authors: Ahmed, F.
Al Hosani, F.
Al Mannaie, A.
Harrison, O.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: Soon after the initial detection of cases of pandemic H1N1 infection in Mexico, a new H1N1 surveillance system was set up in Abu Dhabi Emirate in May 2009. This paper reports on the outbreak from May to August 2009. A total of 356 cases were confirmed from 20 May 2009 to 16 August 2009. The incidence of confirmed H1N1 cases was 18.5 per 100 000. Their ages ranged from < 1 month to 62 years, with a median age of 20 years. The incidence was 18.6 per 100 000 among both males and females. The incidence among United Arab Emirates nationals was higher than expatriates [66.6 versus 5.2 per 100 000]. No death attributable to H1N1 was reported. A low-grade H1N1 infection evolved in the Emirate with an incidence lower than some other countries, possibly because of the pandemic being in the early stages, perhaps coupled with under-reporting
Description: 31-36
Keywords: Incidence
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Population Surveillance
Subject: Influenza, Human
ISSN: 1020-3397
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