pandemic influenza a(h1n1) 2009: molecular characterisation and duration of viral shedding in intensive care patients in bordeaux, south-west france, may 2009 to january 2010.from may 2009 to january 2010, the virology laboratory at the university hospital of bordeaux received more than 4,000 nasopharyngeal samples from the aquitaine region (south-west france) for the diagnosis of pandemic influenza a(h1n1)2009. eighty-three infected patients deteriorated and were admitted to intensive care units. our study focused on 24 of these patients. positivity for influenza a(h1n1)2009 was monitored by realtime pcr and duration of viral shedding was determined. the first avail ...201121284922
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