Connect
MJA
MJA

A pandemic problem with public transport

Benjamin C Cowie
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (5): 288-289.
Published online: 7 September 2009

To the Editor: The increasing overcrowding on public transport, particularly trains, in many Australian cities makes for considerable discomfort. As the problem deteriorates, concerns about attributable illness and even death have been raised.1 Overcrowding on public transport also contributes to the spread of respiratory diseases such as influenza (pandemic or otherwise).2

  • Benjamin C Cowie1,2

  • 1 Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: benjamin.cowie@mh.org.au

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.