UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Date

8-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Influenza Humans | International Public Health | Maternal and Child Health | Pediatrics | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Pediatric influenza virus infections in the tropics, particularly during infancy, are not well described. We identified influenza virus infections among infants with non-dengue acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines, as part of an ongoing clinical study of dengue virus infections during infancy. We found that 31% of infants with non-dengue acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines, had influenza virus infections. The majority were influenza A virus infections and outpatient cases. The infant ages were 11.1 [9.8-13.0] months (median [95% confidence interval]), and the cases clustered between June and December. Influenza episodes are a common cause of non-dengue acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in the tropics during the first year of life.

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Citation: J Trop Pediatr. 2015 Aug;61(4):310-2. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmv020. Epub 2015 Mar 30. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.1093/tropej/fmv020

Comments

Copyright © The Author [2015]. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com

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Journal Title

Journal of tropical pediatrics

PubMed ID

25828834

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