A pandemic response to a disease of predominantly seasonal intensity

Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03548.x
Published online: 15 March 2010

To the Editor: Kelly showed that the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza epidemic experience in Victoria was similar, overall, to a moderately severe influenza season.1 As with seasonal influenza, 0–4 year olds had the highest hospital admission rates,2,3 with those in the first year of life most likely to be admitted to intensive care units (ICUs).

  • Peter J Collignon

  • Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology Department, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.



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