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Pandemic H1N1 virus transmission and shedding dynamics in index case households of a prospective Vietnamese cohort.

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OBJECTIVES: Influenza household transmission studies are required to guide prevention strategies but most passively recruit index cases that seek healthcare. We investigated A(H1N1)pdm09 transmission in a household-based cohort during 2009. METHODS: Health-workers visited 270 households weekly, and collected swabs from influenza-like-illness cases. If A(H1N1)pdm09 was RT-PCR-confirmed, all household members had symptoms assessed and swabs collected daily for 10-15 days. Viral RNA was quantifi...

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10.1016/j.jinf.2014.01.008

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Journal:
The Journal of infection
Volume:
68
Issue:
6
Pages:
581-590
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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EISSN:
1532-2742
ISSN:
0163-4453
URN:
uuid:7d447849-62fd-44f1-b5a1-9d3d0502d746
Source identifiers:
447863
Local pid:
pubs:447863

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