DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.0019-5359.IndianJMedSci20170482

Outcome of suspected H1N1 influenza cases admitted in tertiary care Govt. Hospital Solapur, Maharashtra

Sampatti Sambhaji Todkar, Lagdir Appasaheb Gaikwad

Abstract


Introduction: Influenza (H1N1) is very sensitive and newly emerged pandemic. Influenza (H1N1) pandemics are caused by new influenza viruses that have recently adapted to humans and resemble major natural disasters both in terms of recurrence and magnitude. Aims and Objectives: To study the outcome and epidemiological factors of suspected H1N1 influenza cases. Study Design: Hospital-based descriptive study, Study Period: Study was conducted over a period of seven months from April 2009 to October 2009. Study Variable: Outcome, age, sex, time, place of residence. Results and Discussion: The total 110 cases of suspected H1N1 influenza were admitted in Infectious diseases ward of Government Hospital Solapur. Out of 110 total suspected cases, 91 (82.72%) were cured and discharged. Among these 91 (82.72%) suspected cases, 17 (15.45%) were laboratory confirmed for Influenza (H1N1). Conclusion: In present study, maximum case fatality rate (32%) was observed in females in age group of 15-44 years as compared to male.

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Flue, H1N1, influenza, outcome

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