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Mumps and rubella: a year of enhanced surveillance and laboratory testing

Guy, Rebecca; Andrews, Ross M; Kelly, H; Leydon, Jennie A; Riddell, M; Lambert, Stephen; Catton, M C

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In Victoria (Australia) surveillance for mumps and rubella has historically been passive, with most notified cases clinically diagnosed. In July 2001, the Victorian Department of Human Services implemented an enhanced surveillance system focusing on improved laboratory testing. We tested 85% of notifications and only 9% of all mumps and 27% of rubella notifications were laboratory confirmed. While most notified cases were children who had been clinically diagnosed, we found most...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78634
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268804001955

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