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Indian Journal of Communicable Diseases

Volume  8, Issue 1, January-June 2022, Pages 9-15


Original Article

Clinical and Laboratory Profile of H1n1 Influenza in Children and Adolescents in Tertiary Care Centres
Lakshmi Gayathri1, Kalyani Srinivas
Lakshmi Gayathri1, Kalyani Srinivas
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Introduction: Influenza viral infections cause a broad array of respiratory diseases that are responsible for
significant morbidity and mortality in children.
Influenza A viruses also have potential to cause periodic global Pandemics with higher penetration of illness
than seasonal epidemics. Swine origin Influenza has become the first pandemic of the 21st century. The currently
circulating strain of swine origin influenza virus, the H1N1 strain has undergone triple reassortment and contains
genes from the avian, swine and human viruses. This virus was first reported in Mexico in April 20095 and spread
to various countries worldwide. Higher morbidity (27236 cases) and mortality (981 deaths) have been reported from
India. As per WHO, the Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus is now considered as seasonal virus.

Corresponding Author : Kalyani Srinivas