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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009


Clinical and Epidemiologic Characteristics of 3 Early Cases of Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infection, People’s Republic of China, 2009

Cao Bin1, Li Xingwang1, Shu Yuelong, Jiang Nan, Chen Shijun, Xu Xiayuan, Wang ChenComments to Author , and for the National Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Clinical Investigation Group
Author affiliations: Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China (C. Bin, W. Chen); Beijing Ditan Hospital, Beijing (L. Xingwang); Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (S. Yuelong); Sichuan Province People’s Hospital, Chengdu, People's Republic of China (J. Nan); Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Jinan, People's Republic of China (C. Shijun); Peking University, Beijing (X. Xiaoyuan)

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Table 3

Dynamic virologic monitoring of influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus by real-time RT-PCR of 3 patients and the mother of patient 3, People’s Republic of China, 2009*

Day no. Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Mother of patient 3
1 + (May 9) ND (May 10) ND (May 13) ND (May 13)
2 + + ND ND
3 + + ND
4 + + + ND (patient 3 isolated)
5 + + +
6 + +
8 Discharged
9 Discharged
10 Discharged

*Day 1 of patients 1, 2, and 3 indicates the day of onset of fever. Day 1 of the mother of patient 3 indicates the day when fever developed in patient 3. Gray shading indicates days of oseltamivir treatment. RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; ND: not done; +, positive for influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus; –, negative for influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2The National Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Clinical Investigation Group: Wang Chen, Cao Bin, Cao Zhixin, Tong Zhaohui (Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University); Li Xingwang, Zhang Ming, Guo Limin, Chen Zhihai (Beijing Ditan Hospital); Chen Hong (Chengdu Infectious Diseases Hospital); Chen Shijun, Gai Zhongtao (Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital); Xu Xiaoyuan, Wan Hua, Zheng Bo, Wang Guangfa (Peking University, First Hospital); Jiang Nan (Sichuan Province People’s Hospital); Wu Hao (Beijing Youan Hospital, Capital Medical University); Gao Zhancheng (Peking University, People’s Hospital); Zhao Mingwu (Peking University, Third Hospital); Liang Zongan (Sichuang University Huaxi Medical College); Gao Dachuan (Jinan Chest Hospital); Shu Yuelong, Zhang Weidong, Zhang Yanping (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention);. Deng Guohua (Peking Union Medical College Hospital); Ren Lili (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences); Zhao Min (Military 302 Hospital, Beijing); Zhu Qingyu (Academy of Military Medical Sciences)