Probable transmission of meningococcal disease on a school bus

Frank H Beard, Jeremy M McAnulty, John W Tapsall and Angelo M Zaia
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00128.x
Published online: 16 January 2006

Frank H Beard,* Jeremy M McAnulty, John W Tapsall, Angelo M Zaia§

  • 1 Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health, 147-163 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, QLD 4001
  • 2 Communicable Diseases Branch, NSW Health, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 SEALS, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 University of Melbourne, VIC.

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