The Spread of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Victorian School Children in 2009: Implications for Revised Pandemic Planning

@inproceedings{Fielding2013TheSO,
  title={The Spread of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Victorian School Children in 2009: Implications for Revised Pandemic Planning},
  author={James E. Fielding and Isabel Bergeri and Nasra Higgins and Heath A. Kelly and Julian Meagher and Emma Sue McBryde and Rodney Moran and Margaret Hellard and Rosemary A. Lester},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Victoria was the first state in Australia to experience community transmission of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. We undertook a descriptive epidemiological analysis of the first 1,000 notified cases to describe the epidemic associated with school children and explore implications for school closure and antiviral distribution policy in revised pandemic plans. METHODS Records of the first 1,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 notified to the Victorian Government… CONTINUE READING
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