[Measures taken by a university hospital for the prevention and control of the 2009 H1N1 influenza].

Jun Hayashi, Masayuki Murata, Norihiro Furusyo, Takayuki Hoshina, Nobuyuki Shimono

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Abstract

After extensive discussion with the Fukuoka City government of measures for the prevention and control of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Kyushu University Hospital organized the infection control teams of 39 hospitals in the Fukuoka City area in preparation for a possible outbreak. A facility was set up at Kyushu University Hospital for the screening of outpatients with fever, and those with influenza and an underlying disease or severe symptoms were admitted to the hospital. 37 (22%) of the 171 outpatients with fever were infected with the new strain of influenza, confirmed by rapid influenza antigen test and PCR: Of these 37 patients, 17 (45.9%) were negative by influenza antigen test. Other 37 patients (5 adults, 32 children) were admitted, all of whom were successfully treated with neuraminidase inhibitors and discharged with no aftereffects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1712
Number of pages6
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume68
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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