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Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2000

Conference Presentations

Emerging Viral Diseases of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific

J.S. Mackenzie*Comments to Author , K.B. Chua†‡, P.W. Daniels‡, B.T. Eaton‡, H.E. Field§, R.A. Hall*, K. Halpin*§, C.A. Johansen*¶, P.D. Kirkland#, S.K. Lam†, P. McMinn**, D.J. Nisbet*, R. Paru††, A.T. Pyke‡‡, S.A. Ritchie¶, P. Siba††, D.W. Smith§§, G.A. Smith‡‡, A.F. van den Hurk*, L.F. Wang‡, and D.T. Williams*‡
Author affiliations: *University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; †University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya; ‡CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Australia; §Animal Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia; ¶Queensland Health Tropical Public Health Unit, Cairns, Australia; #Elizabeth McArthur Agricultural Institute, New South Wales, Australia; **Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia; ††Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, PNG; ‡‡Queensland Health Scientific Services, Brisbane, Australia; §§PathCentre, Nedlands,Western Australia, Australia

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Annual case notifications of Ross River (RRV) and Barmah Forest (BFV) virus infections, 1991-1999.

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
RRV 3,352 5,630 5,428 3,960 2,602 7,823 6,686 3,094 4,407
BFV N/A N/A N/A N/A 736 837 704 558 628

N/A: not available (BFV was not made a notifiable disease until 1995).
Communicable Diseases Network--Australia, New Zealand--National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, personal communication.

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