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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011


Deaths Associated with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 among Children, Japan, 2009–2010

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Release date: October 21, 2011; Expiration date: October 21, 2012

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  • Distinguish the most common presenting symptom in fatal cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection among children

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Caran Wilbanks, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Caran Wilbanks has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: partner is employed by McKesson Corporation.


Charles P. Vega, MD, Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Akihisa Okumura, MD, PhD; Satoshi Nakagawa MD, PhD; Hisashi Kawashima, MD, PhD; Takashi Muguruma, MD, PhD; Osamu Saito, MD; Jun-ichi Fujimoto, MD; Chiaki Toida, MD; Shuji Kuga, MD; Toshihiro Imamura, MD; Toshiaki Shimizu, MD, PhD; Naomi Kondo, MD, PhD; and Tsuneo Morishima, MD, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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