Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009
Human Infection with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1) in Northern Vietnam, 2004–2005
|Age, y, mean ± SD||35.1 ± 14.4|
|M:F sex (%)||15:14 (52:48)|
|High-risk exposure, no. (%)†|
|Sick poultry||12 (41.4)|
|Family infected with H5N1 virus subtype||6 (20.7)|
|Sick poultry or person||15 (51.7)|
|Hospitalization after disease onset, median, d (IQR)||6 (4–8)|
|Hospital stay, median, d (IQR)||14 (9–17)|
|Treated with oseltamivir, no. (%)||25 (86.2)|
|Began treatment with oseltamivir after disease onset, median, d (IQR)||7 (5–10)|
|Treated with methylprednisolone, no. (%)||15 (51.7)|
|Died, no. (%)||7(24.1)|
*IQR, interquartile range.
†Poultry, a history of exposure to sick or healthy poultry; sick poultry or person, a history of exposure to sick poultry or a family infected with avian influenza (H5N1).