Three Reinfection Cases of the Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 2009)

Tae Suk Kim, Kang Myung Ho, Kyung Ree Yim, Won Sup Oh, Sung Bin Chon, Sook-Won Ryu, Kilsoo Yie, Seung-Joon Lee
2010 Infection & Chemotherapy  
Infection with influenza virus results in acquisition of immunity, preventing reinfection with the homologous virus. Although reinfection following primary infection is rare, its incidence depends on immunity of human body, antigenic diversity of influenza virus, and the presence of outbreak in the community. During the pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009), a child and two women were reinfected by H1N1 influenza virus several weeks after the primary infection, and they were successfully treated again
more » ... fully treated again by oseltamivir. This case series will provide additional information on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009).
doi:10.3947/ic.2010.42.4.257 fatcat:ppwsrkavzjgmph6eopex6jylhu