Journal article

2009 H1N1 Influenza A and Pregnancy Outcomes in Victoria, Australia

Saliya Hewagama, Sue P Walker, Rhonda L Stuart, Claire Gordon, Paul DR Johnson, N Deborah Friedman, Mary O'Reilly, Allen C Cheng, Michelle L Giles

Clinical Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pregnant women have been identified as a group at risk of increased morbidity and mortality associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza A 2009 (H1N1/09) outbreak. METHODS: Six hospitals in the state of Victoria, Australia, contributed retrospective and prospective demographic and clinical data, reason for admission data, and maternal and fetal outcome data for women with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 admitted to the hospital from 20 May 2009 through 31 July 2009. RESULTS: Forty-three cases were reported during the study period, including 8 intensive care unit admissions, 1 maternal death, 2 fetal deaths, and 1 neonatal death. The most common reason for admission was uncomplicated ..

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