Impact of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic wave on the pattern of hibernal respiratory virus epidemics, France, 2009

Euro Surveill. 2010 Feb 11;15(6):19485.


This short report based on clinical surveillance and laboratory data describes the circulation of rhinoviruses, influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV) in France during the 2009-10 season compared with the previous winter season. The delayed circulation of RSV observed in 2009-10 compared with 2008-09 suggests that the early circulation of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) viruses had an impact on the RSV epidemic.

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Seasons*
  • Virus Diseases / epidemiology*