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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

Perspective

Meeting the Challenge of Influenza Pandemic Preparedness in Developing Countries

David S. FedsonComments to Author 
Author affiliation: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (retired)

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Table 1

Relationship between time of onset of antiviral treatment and case-fatality rate in persons with avian influenza A (H5N1) disease in Indonesia, 2003–2007*

Interval between onset of illness and treatment No. cases No. deaths Case-fatality rate, %
<24 h 2 0 0
0–4 d 11 5 45
0–6 d 37 24 65
>6 d
49
40
82
Any treatment 86 64 74
No treatment
33
33
100
All cases 119 97 82

*Adapted from (7).

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