Clinical Trend of the Week (January 30 - February 5): A(H1N1)pdm09
Although flu activity has remained low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weekly reports have shown a slight increase. Specifically, H1N1 viruses are now predominant, as opposed to earlier in the season when influenza A(H3N2) viruses were more common. Influenza A(H1N1) was responsible for a pandemic in 2009. The A(H1N1)pdm09 virus was predominant in the groups aged 0-4 years (54%) and aged 25-64 years (52.9%). No doubt this increase in a virus responsible for a previous pandemic caught the eyes of physicians and led to a spike in searches this week.
For more in-depth clinical information, see Influenza.
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Cite this: Ryan Syrek. Clinical Trends for February 2016 - Medscape - Feb 05, 2016.