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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011


Increased Extent of and Risk Factors for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and Seasonal Influenza among Children, Israel

Dan EngelhardComments to Author , Michal Bromberg, Diana Averbuch, Ariel Tenenbaum, Daniele Goldmann, Marina Kunin, Einat Shmueli, Ido Yatsiv, Michael Weintraub, Michal Mandelboim, Nurith Strauss-Liviatan, Emilia Anis, Ella Mendelson, Tamy Shohat, Dana G. Wolf, Mervyn Shapiro, and Itamar Grotto
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel (D. Engelhard, D. Averbuch, E. Shmueli, I. Yatsiv, M. Weintraub, N. Strauss-Liviatan, D.G. Wolf); Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (D. Engelhard, M. Kunin); Israel Center for Disease Control, Tel Hashomer, Israel (M. Bromberg, T. Shohat); Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, Mount-Scopus, Jerusalem (A. Tenebaum); Public Health Services, Health Ministry, Jerusalem (D. Goldmann, E. Anis, I. Grotto); Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer (M. Mandelboim, E. Mendelson); Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (T. Shohat); Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv (M. Shapiro); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel (I. Grotto)

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Table 1

Major clinical manifestations in 127 children hospitalized with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection, Hadassah University Hospitals, Israel, June 29, 2009–January 25, 2010

Symptom/finding No. (%) patients
Fever (>38°C) 119 (93.7)
Cough 86 (67.7)
Decreased appetite 49 (38.6)
Weakness 47 (37.0)
Rhinorrhea 43 (33.9)
Vomiting/nausea 43 (33.9)
Oxygen saturation <90% 36 (28.3)
Dyspnea 34 (26.8)
Diarrhea 28 (22.0)
Abdominal pain 27 (21.3)

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