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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus and Down Syndrome Patients

August 2010 | Perez-Padilla et al. - Emerging Infectious Diseases (2010)


We compared prevalence of hospitalization, endotracheal intubation, and death among case-patients with and without Down syndrome during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Mexico. Likelihoods of hospitalization, intubation, and death were 16-fold, 8-fold, and 335-fold greater, respectively, for patients with Down syndrome. Vaccination and early antiviral drug treatment are recommended during such epidemics. 

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