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Australia’s health 2010: an overview of infectious diseases

Sanjaya N Senanayake
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (5): 256-257.

Identifying the emerging threats for which we must be vigilant

Sanjaya N Senanayake, FRACP, MAppEpid, MB BS, Senior Lecturer, Infectious Diseases
Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT.
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