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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009


Public Health Response to Imported Case of Poliomyelitis, Australia, 2007

John A. CarnieComments to Author , Rosemary Lester, Rodney Moran, Lynne Brown, Julian Meagher, Jason A. Roberts, and Bruce R. Thorley
Author affiliations: Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (J.A. Carnie, R. Lester, R. Moran, L. Brown, J. Meagher); Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne (J.A. Roberts, B.R. Thorley)

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Table 2

Outcome of tracing the 235 airline passengers who arrived in Melbourne, Australia, on the same flight as the index patient with polio, 2007*

Action No. passengers
Vaccinated with IPV by DHS 77
Preferred vaccination by own doctor 96
Refused vaccination 4
Recently vaccinated against polio 3
Contacted by letter 14
Contacted by email 15
Subtotal 209
Incorrect email or mail address 12
Illegible incoming passenger cards 14

*IPV, inactivated polio vaccine; DHS, Department of Health Services.

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