Emergency Department Visits for Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Published Date:May 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(5):863-865.
Cost Of Illness
Emergency Service, Hospital
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Funding:1K23A1074863/PHS HHS/United States
U01 IP000184/IP/NCIRD CDC HHS/United States
Description:To determine the number of emergency department visits attributable to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, we used active, population-based surveillance and laboratory-confirmed influenza data. We estimated ≈10 visits per 1,000 residents during the pandemic period. This estimate should help emergency departments prepare for future pandemics.
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