oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 : a case series from intensive care units in Port Shepstone, South Africa : case studies

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



This article presents a series of seven ventilator-dependent patients with pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 and one with seasonal influenza at two hospitals - a government regional hospital and a private hospital - in the Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal. The clinical features of these patients are described, and an attempt is made to highlight the problems encountered in managing such patients in a regional South African setting.

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