Influenza A(H1N1)v in Germany: the first 10,000 cases.
Euro Surveill. 2009;14(34):
Authors: Gilsdorf A, Poggensee G,
The analysis of the first 10,000 cases of influenza A(H1N1)v in Germany confirms findings from other sources that the virus is currently mainly causing mild diseases, affecting mostly adolescents and young adults. Overall hospitalisation rate for influenza A(H1N1)v was low (7%). Only 3% of the cases had underlying conditions and pneumonia was rare (0.4%). Both reporting and testing requirements have been adapted recently, taking into consideration the additional information available on influenza A(H1N1)v infections.
PMID: 19712649 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]