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Pandemic potential of a strain of influenza A (H1N1): early findings.

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A novel influenza A (H1N1) virus has spread rapidly across the globe. Judging its pandemic potential is difficult with limited data, but nevertheless essential to inform appropriate health responses. By analyzing the outbreak in Mexico, early data on international spread, and viral genetic diversity, we make an early assessment of transmissibility and severity. Our estimates suggest that 23,000 (range 6000 to 32,000) individuals had been infected in Mexico by late April, giving an estimated c...

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10.1126/science.1176062

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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.) More from this journal
Volume:
324
Issue:
5934
Pages:
1557-1561
Publication date:
2009-06-01
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:209654
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uuid:90e53639-0bff-4043-aa83-7e3327110b35
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pubs:209654
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209654
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2012-12-19

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