Early detection of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Bangladesh

Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Mustafizur Rahman, Abdullah Al Mamun, Mohammad Sabbir Haider, Rashid Uz Zaman, Polash Chandra Karmakar, Sharifa Nasreen, Syeda Mah-E Muneer, Nusrat Homaira, Doli Rani Goswami, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Mohammad Mushtuq Husain, Khondokar Mahbuba Jamil, Selina Khatun, Mujaddeed Ahmed, Apurba Chakraborty, Alicia Fry, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Joseph Bresee, Tasnim AzimA S M Alamgir, Abdullah Brooks, Mohamed Jahangir Hossain, Alexander Klimov, Mahmudur Rahman, Stephen P Luby

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To explore Bangladesh's ability to detect novel influenza, we examined a series of laboratory-confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009 cases. During June-July 2009, event-based surveillance identified 30 case-patients (57% travelers); starting July 29, sentinel sites identified 252 case-patients (1% travelers). Surveillance facilitated response weeks before the spread of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection to the general population.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antigens, Viral
  • Antiviral Agents/pharmacology
  • Bangladesh/epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype/drug effects
  • Influenza, Human/epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Oseltamivir/pharmacology
  • Pandemics
  • Time Factors
  • Young Adult


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