Surveillance for the 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus and Seasonal Influenza Viruses -- New Zealand, 2009

Huang, Q. S.; Bandaranayake, D.; Lopez, L. D.; Pirie, R.; Peacey, M.; Hall, R.; Bocacao, J.; Adlam, B.; Hope, V.; Croxson, M.; Basu, I.; Roberts, S.; Lindeman, J.; Gale, C.; Mansell, C.; Olsen, L.; Blackmore, T.; Jennings, L.; Werna, A.; Barrett, K.
August 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/28/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 33, p918
The article reports on the influenza A (H1N1) virus which was first observed in the U.S. and Mexico in 2009. The virus was imported into New Zealand by a group of high school students returning from Mexico in April 2009. The students went through isolation quarantine which was conducted by government and health officials and other medical groups. The officials are closely monitoring the influenza A H1N1 virus to check if it would spread further to other countries.


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