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Chikungunya virus infection in travellers to Australia

Douglas F Johnson, Julian D Druce, Scott Chapman, Ashwin Swaminathan, Josh Wolf, Jack S Richards, Tony Korman, Chris Birch and Michael J Richards
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (1): 41-43.
  • Douglas F Johnson1
  • Julian D Druce2
  • Scott Chapman3
  • Ashwin Swaminathan1
  • Josh Wolf4
  • Jack S Richards5
  • Tony Korman3
  • Chris Birch2
  • Michael J Richards5

  • 1 Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: dougjohnson9@hotmail.com

Competing interests:

None identified.

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