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Australia was one of the first countries of the southern hemisphere to experience influenza A(H1N1)v with community transmission apparent in Victoria, Australia, by 22 May 2009. With few identified imported cases, the epidemic spread through schools and communities leading to 897 confirmed cases by 3 June 2009. The estimated reproduction ratio up to 31 May(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood-borne virus that disproportionately affects people who inject drugs (PWIDs). Based on extensive interview and blood test data from a longitudinal study in Melbourne, Australia, we describe an individual-based transmission model for HCV spread amongst PWID. We use this model to simulate the transmission of HCV on an(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the stability of recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rG-CSF, filgrastim) and recombinant erythropoietin (rEpo, epoetin alfa) in a solution designed for enteral administration in the neonatal intensive care unit. DESIGN Filgrastim and epoetin alfa were added to a solution with NaCl 0.9%, sodium acetate, potassium(More)
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