Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Influenza Humans | International Public Health | Maternal and Child Health | Pediatrics | Virus Diseases
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
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Journal of tropical pediatrics
Libraty, Daniel H.; Zhang, Lei; Caponpon, Mercydina; and Capeding, Rosario Z., "Influenza virus infections in the tropics during the first year of life" (2015). Open Access Articles. 2627.
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