The risk of Ross River and Barmah Forest virus disease in Queensland: implications for New Zealand.

@article{KellyHope2002TheRO,
  title={The risk of Ross River and Barmah Forest virus disease in Queensland: implications for New Zealand.},
  author={Louise A Kelly-Hope and Brian H. Kay and David M. Purdie and Gail Williams},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          69-77
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence of Ross River (RR) and Barmah Forest (BF) virus disease in Queensland and determine the risk of importation of RR virus from Queensland into New Zealand (NZ) via viraemic travellers. METHODS Based on routine RR and BF virus notification data of seven major urban tropical and subtropical Queensland populations, incidence rates adjusted for age, sex, season and a baseline level of immunity were used to examine the annual and seasonal risk of disease in the… CONTINUE READING

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