Estimating Age-Specific Cumulative Incidence for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic: A Meta-analysis of A(H1N1)pdm09 Serological Studies From 19 Countries

This article, published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, details the results of a meta-analysis conducted to provide insights into the global impact of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. The study estimates overall and age-specific prevalence of cross-reactive antibodies to H1N1pdm virus and rates of H1N1pdm infection during the first year of the pandemic using data from published and unpublished H1N1pdm seroepidemiological studies. Results taken together with recent global pandemic respiratory-associated mortality estimates suggest that the case fatality ratio of the pandemic virus was approximately 0.02 percent. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Van Kerkhove MD, Hirve S, Koukounari A, Mounts AW

Published: 2013

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    Citation: Van Kerkhove MD, Hirve S, Koukounari A, Mounts AW. Estimating Age-Specific Cumulative Incidence for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic: A Meta-analysis of A(H1N1)pdm09 Serological Studies From 19 Countries. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 2013. (Early online publication January 21, 2013.)