Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: Retrospective cohort study

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dc.contributor.author Baker, MG en
dc.contributor.author Thornley, CN en
dc.contributor.author Mills, Clair en
dc.contributor.author Roberts, S en
dc.contributor.author Perera, S en
dc.contributor.author Peters, J en
dc.contributor.author Kelso, A en
dc.contributor.author Barr, I en
dc.contributor.author Wilson, N en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-19T01:05:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation British medical journal 340(7759):1293-1293 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1447 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14644 en
dc.description.abstract Objectives To assess the risk of transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza (pandemic A/H1N1) from an infected high school group to other passengers on an airline flight and the effectiveness of screening and follow-up of exposed passengers. Design Retrospective cohort investigation using a questionnaire administered to passengers and laboratory investigation of those with symptoms. Setting Auckland, New Zealand, with national and international follow-up of passengers. Participants Passengers seated in the rear section of a Boeing 747-400 long haul flight that arrived on 25 April 2009, including a group of 24 students and teachers and 97 (out of 102) other passengers in the same section of the plane who agreed to be interviewed. Main outcome measures Incidence of in-flight infection with pandemic A/H1N1; sensitivity and specificity of influenza symptoms for confirmed infection; and completeness and timeliness of contact tracing. en
dc.publisher The Author(s) and BMJ Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMJ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: Retrospective cohort study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmj.c2424 en
pubs.issue 7759 en
pubs.begin-page 1293 en
pubs.volume 340 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author(s) and BMJ Group en
pubs.end-page 1299 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 150105 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-19 en


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