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Transmissibility of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) in New Zealand: effective reproduction number and influence of age, ethnicity and importations

Paine, Shevaun; Mercer, Geoffry; Kelly, Paul; Bandaranayake, D; Baker, Michael; Huang, Q S; Mackereth, G; Bissielo, A; Glass, Kathryn; Hope, Virginia

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The first wave of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) has subsided in New Zealand as in other southern hemisphere countries. This study aimed to estimate the effective reproduction number (R) of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) taking into account imported cases. It also aimed to show the temporal variation of R throughout the New Zealand epidemic, changes in age- and ethnicity-specific cumulative incidence, and the effect of school holidays. Using a new modelling method to account for imported cases, we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36438
Source: Eurosurveillance (Online Edition)

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