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Evidence of increasing frequency of herpes zoster management in Australian general practice since the introduction of a varicella vaccine

Kristina A Grant, Kylie S Carville and Heath A Kelly
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (8): 483.
Published online: 18 October 2010

To the Editor: Nelson and colleagues1 referred to the limited community data from the Melbourne Medical Deputising Service (MMDS) that was analysed by Carville et al.2 MMDS consultations also represent general practice consultations, although the majority of MMDS consultations occur after hours. We can now provide an update on MMDS consultations from January 1998 to June 2010, stratified by age.

  • Kristina A Grant
  • Kylie S Carville
  • Heath A Kelly

  • Epidemiology Unit, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: kristina.grant@mh.org.au

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