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Recommendations for and compliance with social restrictions during implementation of school closures in the early phase of the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia

McVernon, Jodie; Mason, Kate; Petrony, Sylvia; Nathan, Paula; LaMontagne, Anthony D; Bentley, Rebecca; Fielding, James; Studdert, David M; Kavanagh, Anne

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Background Localized reactive school and classroom closures were implemented as part of a suite of pandemic containment measures during the initial response to influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. Infected individuals, and those who had been in close contact with a case, were asked to stay in voluntary home quarantine and refrain from contact with visitors for seven days from the date of symptom onset or exposure to an infected person. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) was available for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-09-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11476
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases 11:257 (2011)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-257

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