Sustained increase in infectious syphilis notifications in Victoria

Rebecca J Guy, David E Leslie, Kleete Simpson, Beth Hatch, Jennie Leydon, Margaret E Hellard and Heath A Kelly
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb07004.x
Published online: 15 August 2005

Rebecca J Guy,* David E Leslie, Kleete Simpson, Beth Hatch§ Jennie Leydon, Margaret E Hellard,** Heath A Kelly

  • 1 Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, GPO Box 2284, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • 4 Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC
  • 6 Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Program, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

None identified.

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