Australia’s influenza containment plan and the swine flu epidemic in Victoria

Michael G Catton, Julian D Druce and Chris J Birch
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02789.x
Published online: 7 September 2009

To the Editor: Grayson and Johnson’s editorial of 17 June1 and Eizenberg’s viewpoint article of 1 July2 both betray blind spots regarding Victoria’s laboratory response to pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009 (“swine flu”) and the role of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL).

  • Michael G Catton
  • Julian D Druce
  • Chris J Birch

  • Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.



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