Life-threatening respiratory failure from H1N1 influenza 09 (human swine influenza).
Med J Aust. 2009 Aug 3;191(3):154-6
Authors: Kaufman MA, Duke GJ, McGain F, French C, Aboltins C, Lane G, Gutteridge GA
We present the first six cases of H1N1 influenza 09 (confirmed by a polymerase chain reaction test from nasopharyngeal swabs) in patients requiring admission to intensive care in Australia (in three hospitals in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne). These cases highlight the small but significant risk of life-threatening respiratory failure associated with H1N1 influenza 09 infection.
PMID: 19645645 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]