Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children -- Southern California, March-April 2009

Ginsberg, M.; Hopkins, J.; Maroufi, A.; Dunne, G.; Sunega, D. R.; Giessick, J.; McVay, P.; Lopez, K.; Kriner, P.; Munday, S.; Harriman, K.; Sun, B.; Chavez, G.; Hatch, D.; Schechter, R.; Vugia, D.; Louie, J.; Chung, W.; Pascoe, N.; Penfield, S.
April 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 15, p400
The article reports two cases of febrile respiratory illness in children caused by the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus. Both cases, from Southern California, display a unique mix of gene segments unreported in swine or human influenza viruses and an undetermined source of infection. Clinicians are advised to consider animal as well as influenza virus infections in the differential diagnosis of patients with febrile respiratory illness.


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