Influenza Virus Summary

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The virus has been studied in detail during 2009-2010. Being a complex virus, it is important to study the current scenario and the trends of the circulating virus. During 2015, the incidence of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus among patients presenting with ILI, diagnosed in our tertiary care hospital during the study period was 18.6%. In the 2012-2013 the incidence of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus among patients presenting with ILI, was 8.20% indicating a sharp increase in the number of cases. 9 After 2010, the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza A reappeared in several northern and western states of the country during the winter months of 2012-2013. The presently ongoing resurgence since December 2014 however appears to be worse than the previous one, leading to over 30,000 cases and 2000 deaths countrywide (as of 28th March,2015) as compared to 5044 cases and 405 deaths in 2012 and 5250 cases and 692 deaths in 2013.10 The resurgent waves lead to more number of hospitalizations and deaths due to pdmH1N1 as compared to the rest part of the year and appear at an interval of 1.5-2…show more content…
However in the previous studies females were sown to be more affected. The people in the rural areas were affected more than in the urban area; this could possibly be due to lack of vaccination and absence previous exposure. Several authors report the mean age affected to be 39.7 years for pandemic 2009 H1N1 which is similar to our reports. 12 During the year 2015 the 31-60 years age group was most affected (56.4%). The statistically significant complaints were shortness of breath 90%; fever 80.1%; and cough 68.3% similar several reports. 9 Conclusions: The epidemiology of Influenza virus is complex. It appears that resurgence occurs after an interval of 1.5 to 2years.Continuous surveillance and monitoring of influenza like illness along with a vaccination strategy is crucial for
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