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Euro Surveill. 2009 Aug 6;14(31). pii: 19295.

Description of the early stage of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Germany, 27 April-16 June 2009.

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  • 1Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

We report characteristics of the early stage of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Germany. Until 16 June 2009, 198 confirmed cases were notified. Almost half of the cases (47%) were imported, mostly from Mexico and the United States. About two third of indigenous cases were outbreak-related (with two large school-associated outbreaks, n=74). According to our results Germany is still in the early stage of the pandemic with limited domestic transmission.

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