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An outbreak of chickenpox at a child care centre in Western Australia: Costs to the community and implications for vaccination policy

Vally, Hassan; Dowse, Gary; Eastwood, Keith; Cameron, A Scott


Objective: Between May and June 2002 an outbreak of chickenpox (CP) occurred at a child care centre in Perth, Western Australia. An epidemiological study was undertaken in order to determine the characteristics of the outbreak, assess vaccine effectiveness, and to define the direct and indirect costs associated with CP infections in young children. Methods: A cohort study of the outbreak utilising attendance records and a telephone survey of parents was conducted. Results: Of the 211 children...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00027.x


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