I'll try to post some of the answers to the questions I've seen in this thread, although I don't have much time either.
1) What was considered high risk?
"The ACIP high-risk medical conditions include the following: asthma, neurologic/neurodevelopmental disorders, chronic lung disease, heart disease including congenital heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders, kidney disorders, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, immunosuppression, and pregnancy.20" Approximately one-third or more of children who died each season had no known high-risk medical conditions, and during the 2006–2007 season the majority (62%) of children had no high-risk medical conditions (Table 2).
2) What were the strains?
"Overall, 649 (78%) children with influenza-associated death had influenza A virus infection, 165 (20%) had influenza B virus infection, and 1 (<1%) was coinfected with influenza A and B viruses; 15 (2%) children had influenza virus infection for which the type was not distinguished. Except for the 2009–2010 season during which only 1% of viruses identified were influenza B, influenza B virus infection was identified in 23% to 38% of deaths each season (Table 2)."
3) What medications were given?
Among 126 children who died during the 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 seasons whose treatment status was known, 56 (44%) received influenza antiviral treatment. When limiting those deaths to the 74 that occurred after hospital admission, 46 (62%) received antiviral treatment; and when limiting further to the 65 children ≥1 year of age, 43 (66%) received antiviral treatment.
All I have time for now...sorry.....
Edited by teacozy - 11/11/13 at 11:57am