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Transmission of Influenza on International Flights, May 2009

Foxwell, Alice; Roberts, Leslee; Lokuge, Kamalini; Kelly, Paul

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Understanding the dynamics of influenza transmission on international fl ights is necessary for prioritizing public health response to pandemic incursions. A retrospective cohort study to ascertain in-fl ight transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and influenza-like illness (ILI) was undertaken for 2 long-haul fl ights entering Australia during May 2009. Combined results, including survey responses from 319 (43%) of 738 passengers, showed that 13 (2%) had an ILI in fl ight and an ILI developed in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49861
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid1707.101135

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