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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

Research

Personal Protective Equipment and Antiviral Drug Use during Hospitalization for Suspected Avian or Pandemic Influenza1

Ashwin Swaminathan*, Rhea Martin*, Sandi Gamon*, Craig Aboltins†, Eugene Athan‡, George Braitberg*, Michael G. Catton§, Louise Cooley¶, Dominic E. Dwyer#, Deidre Edmonds*, Damon P. Eisen**, Kelly Hosking*, Andrew J. Hughes‡, Paul D. Johnson*††, Andrew V Maclean‡‡, Mary O’Reilly‡‡, S. Erica Peters§§, Rhonda L. Stuart¶¶, Rodney Moran##, and M. Lindsay Grayson*††***Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; †St. Vincent’s Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ‡Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; §Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ¶Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; #Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; **Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ††University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ‡‡Box Hill Hospital–Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; §§Western Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ¶¶Monash Medical Centre–Southern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ##Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ***Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;

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Study algorithm. Observer 1 follows the patient through all clinical areas, including transit between areas. Observer 2 monitors transport of clinical specimen to the pathology department and subsequent specimen processing. Observer 3 monitors cleaning of clinical areas after use.

Figure. Study algorithm. Observer 1 follows the patient through all clinical areas, including transit between areas. Observer 2 monitors transport of clinical specimen to the pathology department and subsequent specimen processing. Observer 3 monitors cleaning of clinical areas after use.

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1This research was presented in part at the 47th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 17-20, 2007.

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