The MMWR for September 4, 2009 / Vol. 58 / No. 34, includes:
Surveillance for Pediatric Deaths Associated with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection
United States, April-August 2009
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has prioritized influenza prevention and treatment for children aged <5 years and for those with certain chronic medical and immunosuppressive conditions. CDC monitors child influenza deaths through influenza-associated pediatric mortality case reporting. Through August 8, 2009, CDC received reports of 477 deaths associated with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in the United States, including 36 deaths among children aged <18 years. This report describes those pediatric cases.