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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza community transmission was established in one Australian state when the virus was first identified in North America

Kelly, Heath A.; Mercer, Geoff N.; Fielding, James E.; Dowse, Gary K.; Glass, Kathryn; Carcione, Dale; Grant, Kristina A.; Effler, Paul V.; Lester, Rosemary A.


BACKGROUND In mid-June 2009 the State of Victoria in Australia appeared to have the highest notification rate of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in the world. We hypothesise that this was because community transmission of pandemic influenza was already well established in Victoria at the time testing for the novel virus commenced. In contrast, this was not true for the pandemic in other parts of Australia, including Western Australia (WA). METHODS We used data from detailed case follow-up of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-06-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011341


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