We report the detection of one case of co-infection with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B, occurred during the 2012–2013 influenza season in Sicily. The dual infection was identified in a 18-year-old boy, who was not covered by specific vaccination and who had no other pre-existing risk factors. He presented classical symptoms of influenza-like illness developing no respiratory complications. A(H1N1)pdm09 viral concen- tration was initially about 10-fold higher than B virus, whereas its clearance was more rapidly achieved than in the case of B virus infection. Although influenza co-infection appears to be a rare event, a contin- ued influenza surveillance activity is recommended, in order to evaluate diversity and evolution, but also to support public health prevention measures.

Tramuto, F., Maida, C.M., Magliozzo, F., Amodio, E., & Vitale, F. (2014). Occurrence of a case of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B co-infection during the epidemic season 2012–2013. INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 23(23), 95-98 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2014.01.032].

Occurrence of a case of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B co-infection during the epidemic season 2012–2013

TRAMUTO, Fabio;MAIDA, Carmelo Massimo;AMODIO, Emanuele;VITALE, Francesco
2014

Abstract

We report the detection of one case of co-infection with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B, occurred during the 2012–2013 influenza season in Sicily. The dual infection was identified in a 18-year-old boy, who was not covered by specific vaccination and who had no other pre-existing risk factors. He presented classical symptoms of influenza-like illness developing no respiratory complications. A(H1N1)pdm09 viral concen- tration was initially about 10-fold higher than B virus, whereas its clearance was more rapidly achieved than in the case of B virus infection. Although influenza co-infection appears to be a rare event, a contin- ued influenza surveillance activity is recommended, in order to evaluate diversity and evolution, but also to support public health prevention measures.
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Tramuto, F., Maida, C.M., Magliozzo, F., Amodio, E., & Vitale, F. (2014). Occurrence of a case of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B co-infection during the epidemic season 2012–2013. INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 23(23), 95-98 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2014.01.032].
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