Neurologic Complications Associated with Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in Children -- Dallas, Texas, May 2009

Evans, A. S.; Agadi, S.; Siegel, J. D.; W. M. Chung; Carlo, J. T.; Sejvar, J.; Lindstrom, S.; Erdman, D.; Oberste, S.; Olsen, S. J.; Dawood, F.; Morgan, O. W.
July 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 28, p773
The article looks at four cases of children aged 7-17 years old in Dallas, Texas, having neurologic complications connected to novel influenza A (H1N1) virus reported on May 28, 2009. A brief background and a table showing their clinical characteristics and medical results are also presented. The author recommends providing immediate antiviral treatment for patients displaying neurologic symptoms with suspected seasonal influenza or the A (H1N1) virus, and annual flu vaccinations for children.


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