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Antiviral distribution data- a potential syndromic surveillance system to assist pandemic health service operation planning

Way, Andrew; Durrheim, David N; Merritt, Tony D; Vally, Hassan


A pilot study was conducted in rural northern New South Wales from 15 July to 28 August 2009, during Australia's Protect Phase response to the Influenza A H1N1 California 7/09 pandemic. This study explored the feasibility of using administrative data, generated from the distribution of stockpiled antivirals, as a syndromic surveillance system. The purpose was to identify recently affected towns or those with increasing influenza-like illness activity to assist in rural health service...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence


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