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August 05, 2005

Update: Influenza activity--United States and worldwide, 2004-05 season.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Jul 1; 54(25): 631-4

During the 2004-05 influenza season, influenza A (H1),* A (H3N2), and B viruses cocirculated worldwide, and influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated. In addition, several Asian countries continued to report widespread outbreaks of avian influenza A (H5N1) among poultry; in Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, these outbreaks were associated with severe illnesses and deaths among humans. In the United States, the 2004-05 influenza season peaked in February, was moderate, and was associated predominantly with influenza A (H3N2) viruses. This report summarizes influenza activity in the United States and worldwide during the 2004-05 influenza season.

Posted by dymaxion at August 5, 2005 02:29 PM

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