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Deaths associated with respiratory syncytial and influenza viruses among persons [greater than or equal to] 5 years of age in HIV-prevalent area, South Africa, 1998-2009.

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1. Which of the following general trends was identified in respiratory deaths in South Africa in the current study?

A. Gradual decline in the rate of respiratory deaths between 1998 and 2009

B. Gradual increase in the rate of respiratory deaths between 1998 and 2009

C. Sharp increase in the rate of respiratory deaths between 1998 and 2004, followed by a diminution

D. Sharp increase in the rate of respiratory deaths maintained after 2004

2. Which of the following statements regarding death related to influenza infection in the current study is most accurate?

A. The highest rates of death were found among young adults, who had the highest rates of concomitant HIV infection

B. The presence of HIV was associated with a nearly 8-fold increase in the risk for influenza-related death

C. Influenza A H1N1 particularly increased influenza-related mortality rates among older adults

D. There was limited difference in the rate of influenza-related mortality based on age

3. Which of the following statements regarding mortality related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the current study is most accurate?

A. Mortality rate related to RSV was highest among children and adolescents

B. There was a spike in RSV-related mortality rate among individuals 75 years and older

C. Concomitant HIV infection had an insignificant effect on the risk for RSV-related mortality

D. Nearly 90% of individuals who died of RSV had concomitant HIV infection

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