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Table 1 Demographic, epidemiology, and Virologic characteristics and complications, treatment and clinical outcomes of two patients infected with H7N9 virus

From: One family cluster of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in Shandong, China

Characteristic Patient 1 Patient 2
Age (yr) 36 4
Sex Male Male
Occupation Individual practitioners Kindergarden
Underlying conditions   
Chronic smoker Yes No
Exposure to living animal in past 7 days Yes Yes
Date of illness onset April 16, 2013 April 27, 2013
Date of admission April 21, 2013 April 28, 2013
Admission to ICU April 21, 2013 No
Presenting symptoms   
Temperature (°C) 38.8°C 38.3°C
Sore throat + -
Rhinorrhoea - -
Conjunctivitis - -
Cough + +
Sputum + +
Haemoptysis - -
Dyspnoea + -
Nausea or vomiting - -
Diarrhoea - -
Abdominal pain - +
Myalgia - -
Fatigue + -
Skin rash - -
Findings on admission   
Respiratory rate(breaths/min) 33/min 20/min
Total White-Cell count(per L) 3.3*109 2.0*109
Absolute lymphocyte count(per ml) 0.7*107 6.4*109
Platelet count(per L) 133*109 394*109
Time between onset of symptoms and initiation of oseltamivir(days) 6 days 1 days
Time between onset of symptoms and onset of respiratory failure (days) 6 days No
Time between onset of respiratory failure and need for mechanical ventilation (hours) 4 h No