Severity of Influenza A(H1N1) Illness and Emergence of D225G Variant, 2013–14 Influenza Season, Florida, USA
Published Date:Apr 2015
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 21(4):664-667.
Keywords:Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Increased Severity Of Influenza A(H1N1) Virus Infection During The 2013–14 Influenza Season, Florida, USA
Respiratory Tract Disease
Description:Despite a regional decline in influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections during 2013-14, cases at a Florida hospital were more severe than those during 2009-10. Examined strains had a hemagglutinin polymorphism associated with enhanced binding to lower respiratory tract receptors. Genetic changes in this virus must be monitored to predict the effect of future pandemic viruses.
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