Background Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections often manifest severe respiratory symptoms, particularly in patients with a past history of allergic disease. Most of these findings were reported during the 2009 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to detail the clinical characteristics of influenza virus-induced lower respiratory infection (LRI) during the A(H1N1)pdm09-predominant 2015–2016 season. 

or detection of influenza A virus; influenza A(H1N1)virus (swine-lineage); influenza B virus


This test is for use with extracted nucleic acid in respiratory tract samples (throat/nasal swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum) of human origin