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Etiology of Encephalitis in Australia, 1990-2007

Huppatz, Clare; Durrheim, David N; Levi, Christopher; Dalton, Craig; Williams, David; Clements, Mark; Kelly, Paul


Encephalitis is a clinical syndrome commonly caused by emerging pathogens, which are not under surveillance in Australia. We reviewed rates of hospitalization for patients with encephalitis in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, from January 1990 through December 2007. Encephalitis was the primary discharge diagnosis for 5,926 hospital admissions; average annual hospitalization rate was 5.2/100,000 population. The most commonly identified pathogen was herpes simplex virus (n =...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid1509.081540


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