Early detection of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Bangladesh

Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Mustafizur Rahman, Abdullah Al Mamun, Mohammad Sabbir Haider, Rashid Uz Zaman, Polash Chandra Karmakar, Sharifa Nasreen, Syeda Mah-E-Muneer, Nusrat Homaira, Doli Rani Goswami, Be Nazir Ahmed, Mohammad Mushtuq Husain, Khondokar Mahbuba Jamil, Selina Khatun, Mujaddeed Ahmed, Apurba Chakraborty, Alicia Fry, Marc Alain Widdowson, Joseph Bresee, Tasnim AzimA. S.M. Alamgir, Abdullah Brooks, Mohamed Jahangir Hossain, Alexander Klimov, Mahmudur Rahman, Stephen P. Luby

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After 2 children in North America were confirmed to have pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infections on April 17, 2009 (1), the virus rapidly spread throughout the world. By July 2, 2009, Southeast Asia had reported 1,866 cases (2). Officials worried about the effects of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on the 147,030,000 million population (1,021 persons/km2) of Bangladesh (3), where 41% of children <5 years of age are underweight (4). These concerns prompted Bangladesh to leverage 3 existing surveillance systems (5), preparedness plans, and personal protective equipment and oseltamivir stockpiles to guide the response to the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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