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Sanidad Militar

versión impresa ISSN 1887-8571

Resumen

CACERES BERMEJO, G.G.  y  BALLESTER ORCAL, L.E.. Pandemic of swine flu (H1N1): strategies for surveillance and immunization in the Armed Forces. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2011, vol.67, n.4, pp.372-374. ISSN 1887-8571.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1887-85712011000500008.

The Armed Forces constitute a group of special interest for the surveillance and the prevention of influenza. The aim of this paper is to describe the public health measures taken in response to pandemic of Influenza A (H1N1). Specific protocols of action were designed for the epidemiological surveillance and the vaccination, for national territory and operation areas. The reported cases of Influenza A were 1223 (57,5% in the Army), 10 have required hospitalization, and no death has taken place. 67800 pandemic vaccines have been distributed and the coverage reached 9,7 %, the highest coverage of vaccination (45,9%) was obtained in the UME (Emergencies Military Unit). 613 adverse effects to the vaccination were reported, but all of them were slight.

Palabras clave : Armed Forces; Influenza A (H1N1); Epidemiology; Vaccination.

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