Can we readily identify patients who need antibiotics in a severe influenza pandemic?

Patrick G P Charles, Paul D R Johnson and Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02922.x
Published online: 2 November 2009

To the Editor: The current pandemic influenza A (H1N1) strain first caused infections in Mexico in April 2009 and rapidly spread to over 160 countries. Confirmed laboratory infections now number over 160 000, with millions of people probably already infected and further spread inevitable.1

  • Patrick G P Charles1
  • Paul D R Johnson1
  • Peter J Collignon2

  • 1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.


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