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Hospitalised adult patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Melbourne, Australia

Med J Aust 2010; 192 (2): 84-86.
  • Justin T Denholm1
  • Claire L Gordon2
  • Paul D Johnson2
  • Saliya S Hewagama3
  • Rhonda L Stuart3
  • Craig Aboltins4
  • Cameron Jeremiah4
  • James Knox5
  • Garry P Lane5
  • Adrian R Tramontana6
  • Monica A Slavin6
  • Thomas R Schulz1
  • Michael Richards1
  • Chris J Birch7
  • Allen C Cheng8,9

  • 1 Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Northern Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 6 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 7 Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 8 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 9 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: justin.denholm@mh.org.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

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