Australian studies of A/H1N1 flu could help northern hemisphere this winter

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 13 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2858
  1. Rada Rouse
  1. 1Brisbane

    Lessons from Australia’s experience of the A/H1N1 flu pandemic may help northern hemisphere countries in the coming winter months, with data from 40 small research projects to be released in December.

    Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council enlisted reviewers around the world to fast track the approval of grants worth a total of $A7m (£3.4m; €3.9m; $5.4m) for the studies, with a requirement to showcase preliminary data at a symposium at the end of year in Canberra.

    “The results will be shared internationally and will be particularly valuable for those countries who are currently preparing for their coming flu season,” said Australia’s …

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