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Antivirals in the management of an influenza pandemic

Mary Ellen Harrod, Sean Emery and Dominic E Dwyer
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): 58.
  • Mary Ellen Harrod1
  • Sean Emery1
  • Dominic E Dwyer2

  • 1 National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


Acknowledgements: 

Preparation of this article was supported in part by NHMRC Grant No. 401175.

Competing interests:

Dominic Dwyer has received travel expenses from Roche Pty Ltd for attendance at the Lancet pandemic influenza meeting, Singapore, April 2006.

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