Japanese encephalitis acquired near Port Moresby: implications for residents and travellers to Papua New Guinea

Joshua P Hanson, Carmel T Taylor, Ann R Richards, Ina L Smith and Craig S Boutlis
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06274.x
Published online: 20 September 2004

Joshua P Hanson,* Carmel T Taylor,† Ann R Richards,‡ Ina L Smith,§ Craig S Boutlis¶

  • 1 Cairns Base Hospital, PO Box 902, Cairns, QLD 4870
  • 3 Public Health Virology, Queensland Health Scientific Services
  • 4 Tropical Public Health Unit, Cairns, QLD.


We thank Dr Jeffrey Hanna, (Tropical Public Health Unit, Cairns, QLD) for assisting in the preparation and review of this manuscript.

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