Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Cases in Nepal

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. Oct-Dec 2012;52(188):201-4.

Abstract

We analyzed the data available in Nepal during this pandemic in order to determine the epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristics of pandemic influenza A in 2009. The test was conducted by real-time Reverse Transcription--Polymerase Chain Reaction on sample from patients with suspected influenza-like illnesses. Out of 538 cases were tested, 32% were positive for pandemic influenza A 2009 and the infection rate was highest for cases of 11-20 years and lowest in >50 years of age.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Distribution
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Influenza, Human / diagnosis
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Influenza, Human / virology
  • Nepal / epidemiology
  • Pandemics*
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction