Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) at a School -- Hawaii, May 2009

Park, S. Y.; Nakata, M. N.; Elm, J. L.; Ching-Lee, M. R.; Rajan, R.; Giles, C. A.; Hua, H.; Kanenaka, R.; Ando, M. A.; Sasaki, J. E.; Le, C.; Manuzak, A.; Wong, M.; Whelan, C. A.; Ueki, R.; Sciulli, R.; Kunimoto, G.; Lee, R.; Gose, R.; Chen, T.
January 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/8/2010, Vol. 58 Issue 51/52, p1440
The article summarizes the results of an investigation concerning the outbreak of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) at a school in Hawaii in May 2009. The Hawaii Department of Health, the Hawaii Department of Education, and the school established an education program urging employees and students to stay home if ill. The first two cases of H1N1 were discovered in an 8th-grade student and a 3rd-grade teacher on May 12. The investigation found infections among residents of various communities with no travel history.


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