2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections -- Chicago, Illinois, April-July 2009

Ritger, K. A.; Jones, R. C.; Weaver, K. N.; Ramirez, E.; Smith, S.; Morita, J. Y.; Lohff, C. J.; Black, S. B.; Jones, J. D.; Wong, W.; Samala, U.; Gerber, S. I.; Dizikes, G.; Nawrocki, J.; Price, J.; Hicks, L. A.; Staples, J. E.; Fischer, M.; Swerdlow, D.; Lyss, S.
August 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/28/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 33, p913
The article reports on the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in the U.S. The highest rate of confirmed cases were mostly among kids and young adults. There have been reported deaths from this virus especially those people that have been diagnosed with other sickness. In response to those reports, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) enhanced the monitoring for influenza A (H1N1) virus infections. The agency also issued a health alert to physicians recommending testing for persons with influenza-like illness (ILI).


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