Epidemiological and transmissibility analysis of influenza A(H1N1)v in a southern hemisphere setting: Peru.

C. V. Munayco, J. Gomez, V. A. Laguna-Torres, J. Arrasco, T. J. Kochel, V. Fiestas, J. Garcia, J. Perez, I. Torres, F. Condori, H. Nishiura, G. Chowell

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Abstract

We present a preliminary analysis of 1,771 confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1)v reported in Peru by 17 July including the frequency of the clinical characteristics, the spatial and age distribution of the cases and the estimate of the transmission potential. Age-specific frequency of cases was highest among school age children and young adults, with the lowest frequency of cases among seniors, a pattern that is consistent with reports from other countries. Estimates of the reproduction number lie in the range of 1.2 to 1.7, which is broadly consistent with previous estimates for this pandemic in other regions. Validation of these estimates will be possible as additional data become available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume14
Issue number32
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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