Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) on a Peruvian Navy Ship -- June-July 2009

Vera, D. M.; Gonzaga, V.; Hora, R. A.; Ramos, M.; De Mola, C. Loret; Neyra, J. M.; Sanchez, C.; Kochel, T.; Sklar, M. J.; Montgomery, J. M.; Quispe, J. A; Bringas, F.; Céspedes, M.; González, S.; Larru, M.; Fernández, M.; Faix, D; Meyers, C.; Blair, P.; Mote, P.
February 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/19/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p162
The article discusses a case of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) outbreak on a Peruvian Navy ship in June-July 2009. The disease, which was believed to have been contracted in San Francisco, California, resulted in febrile acute respiratory infection (FARI) among the crew of the ship. The disease was detected through the use of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR). The results of the probe conducted by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment (NMRCD) and the Peruvian Navy are also examined.


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