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Transmission of Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus in a Long-Term Care Facility in Ontario, Canada

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

David C. Alexander*
Affiliation:
Public Health Laboratories-Toronto, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, CanadaToronto
Anne-Luise Winter
Affiliation:
Public Health Laboratories-Toronto, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, CanadaToronto
AliReza Eshaghi
Affiliation:
Public Health Laboratories-Toronto, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, CanadaToronto
Kathleen Dooling
Affiliation:
Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Crystal Frenette
Affiliation:
Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Eileen de Villa
Affiliation:
Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Monali Varia
Affiliation:
Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Alex Marchand-Austin
Affiliation:
National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency ofCanada, Toronto
Frances Jamieson
Affiliation:
Public Health Laboratories-Toronto, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, CanadaToronto
Jonathan B. Gubbay
Affiliation:
Public Health Laboratories-Toronto, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, CanadaToronto
*
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, 101 Resources Road, Room B04, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaM9P 3T1, (David.Alexander@oahpp.ca)

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