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Sources, perceived usefulness and understanding of information disseminated to families who entered home quarantine during the H1N1 pandemic in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study

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

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Background Voluntary home quarantine of cases and close contacts was the main non-pharmaceutical intervention used to limit transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza (pH1N1) in the initial response to the outbreak of the disease in Australia. The effectiveness of voluntary quarantine logically depends on affected families having a clear understanding of what they are being asked to do. Information may come from many sources, including the media, health officials, family and friends,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-01-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11477
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases 11:2 (2011)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-2

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