Novel influenza A(H1N1) in a Pediatric Health Care Facility in New York City during the first wave of the 2009 pandemic
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
At our center, 2.5% of children with ILI presenting to the emergency departments during the first wave of the 2009 novel influenza A(H1N1) pandemic were hospitalized. Of the 115 hospitalized children with confirmed influenza A, 9.6% had respiratory failure and 0.9% died. These findings can be compared with the disease severity of subsequent waves of the 2009 novel influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.