Epidemiology and control of influenza A(H1N1)v in the Netherlands: the first 115 cases

Dutch New Influenza A(H1N1)v Investigation Team

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Introductions of the new influenza A(H1N1) variant virus in the Netherlands led to enhanced surveillance and infection control. By 24 June 2009, 115 cases were reported, of whom 44% were indigenously acquired. Severity of disease is similar to reports elsewhere. Our point estimate of the effective reproductive number (Re) for the initial phase of the influenza A(H1N1)v epidemic in the Netherlands was below one. Given that the Re estimate is based on a small number of indigenous cases and a limited time period, it needs to be interpreted cautiously.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro Surveill
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antiviral Agents/administration & dosage
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks/prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype/classification
  • Influenza, Human/epidemiology
  • Male
  • Netherlands/epidemiology
  • Oseltamivir/administration & dosage
  • Population Surveillance
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Serotyping
  • Young Adult


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