oa Southern African Journal of Critical Care - H1N1 influenza ('swine 'flu') in the paediatric ICU in South Africa - : editorial

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



The 2015 influenza season officially started during the second week of May, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The NICD website explains that the influenza strains in circulation change every year and that this year the 'swine 'flu' strain (influenza A(H1N1)pdm09) is behaving similarly to any of the other influenza strains. However, in 2009 this strain caused an influenza pandemic

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