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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Dispatch

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak at Canadian Forces Cadet Camp

Rhonda Y. KroppComments to Author , Laura E. Bogaert, Robert Barber, Francois-William Tremblay, Robert Ennis, Martin Tepper, Robert Pless, Nathalie Bastien, Yan Li, Carole Beaudoin, James Anderson, Louise Pelletier, and Rachel Rodin
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (R.Y. Kropp, F-W. Tremblay, R. Pless, L. Pelletier, R. Rodin); Department of National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa (L.E. Bogaert, R. Barber, R. Ennis, M. Tepper, J. Anderson); Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (N. Bastien, Y. Li, C. Beaudoin)

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Table 1

Case definitions for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection, Army Cadet Summer Training Centre Argonaut at Canadian Forces Base, Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada, 2009

Confirmed cases
Persons who
1. Had laboratory-confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection OR
2. Reported fever AND cough while at camp, excluding those who had negative PCR results for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 within 5 days after symptom onset
Suspected cases
Persons who
1. Reported fever OR cough with >2 of the following symptoms: sore throat, nausea, nasal congestion, chills OR
2. Reported fever and cough and had negative PCR results for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 within 5 days after symptom onset
Controls
Persons who
1. Did not report fever or cough OR
2. Reported fever or cough but without >2 of the following symptoms: sore throat, nausea, nasal congestion, chills

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