H1N1 (swine flu) weekly highlights: September 2-8, 2009

Sep 9, 2009 | healthmap | Outbreak News

  • The CDC reported that more H1N1 deaths have been seen in older children than the very young, and that two-thirds of fatal pediatric cases had underlying medical issues.
  • The debate over one versus two doses of H1N1 vaccine continues as companies report encouraging results for a single dose protocol.
  • Doctors in London successfully treated a gravely ill H1N1 infected cancer patient by treating herintravenously with a batch of Relenza (zanamivir) specially prepared by the drug's manufacturers.
  • Authorities have corrected an earlier media report of an Umrah pilgrim infected with both avian and swine (H5N1 and H1N1) influenza. The man had seasonaland swine influenza coinfection.


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