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The spread of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Victorian school children in 2009:iImplications for revised pandemic planning

Fielding, James E; Bergeri, Isabel; Higgins, Nasra; Kelly, Heath A; Meagher, Julian; McBryde, Emma S; Moran, Rodney; Hellard, Margaret E; Lester, Rosemary A


Background Victoria was the first state in Australia to experience community transmission of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. We undertook a descriptive epidemiological analysis of the first 1,000 notified cases to describe the epidemic associated with school children and explore implications for school closure and antiviral distribution policy in revised pandemic plans. Methods Records of the first 1,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 notified to the Victorian Government...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-02-26
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One 8: e57265 (2013)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057265


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