The significance of increased influenza notifications during spring and summer of 2010-11 in Australia
Heath A Kelly, Kristina A Grant, Ee Laine Tay, Lucinda Franklin, Aeron C Hurt
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses | WILEY | Published : 2013
We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of GPs and their practice staff participating in the general practice surveillance system and the continued involvement of the MMDS in influenza surveillance in Victoria. We thank the Victorian Government Department of Health for provision of notification data. We thank James Fielding for comments on an early draft of this manuscript. We thank staff of the Viral Identification Laboratory at VIDRL and staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, especially Robert Shaw, Helen Sjogren and Chris Durrant for performing haemagglutination-inhibition assays, and Naomi Komadina, Yi-Mo Deng, Natalie Caldwell and Pina Iannello for performing genetic analyses. The Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Influenza surveillance in Victoria is supported by the Victorian Department of Health.