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Volume 17, Number 1—January 2011

Dispatch

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak at Camp for Children with Hematologic and Oncologic Conditions

Cori Morrison, Paola Maurtua-Neumann, Myo Thwin Myint, Stacy S. Drury, and Rodolfo E. BéguéComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (C. Morrison, R.E. Bégué); Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans (P. Maurtua-Neumann, M.T. Myint, S.S. Drury)

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Table 2

Risk for influenza and hospitalization according to category of underlying condition at summer camp for children with hematologic and oncologic conditions, Louisiana, USA, 2009*

Underlying condition
Risk for influenza symptoms
Risk for hospitalization, if symptomatic
Staff
Campers
All
Staff
Campers
All
None 10/56 (17.9) 19/45 (42.2) 29/101 (28.7) 0/10/(0) 0/19 (0) 0/29 (0)
Other than cancer or sickle cell disease 7/22 (31.8) 1/4 (25.0) 8/26 (30.8) 0/7 (0) 0/1 (0) 0/8 (0)
Cancer 4/7 (57.1) 9/20 (45.0) 13/27 (48.1) 0/4 (0) 4/9 (44.4) 4/13 (30.8)
Sickle cell disease 2/3 (66.6) 7/8 (87.5) 9/11 (81.8) 2/2 (100) 6/7 (85.7)§ 8/9 (88.9)§
Total 23/88 (26.1) 36/77 (46.8) 59/165 (35.8) 2/23 (8.7) 10/36 (27.8) 12/59 (20.3)

*Values given as no. in category/total no. with condition (%). Boldface indicates significance. Data were analyzed by using 2-tailed Fisher exact test for each category compared with persons with no underlying condition.
†p = 0.01–0.05.
‡p = 0.0001–0.01.
§p<0.0001.

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