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Pandemic influenza containment and the cultural and social context of Indigenous communities

Peter Massey1 GCPH, Program manager health protection,
Adrian Miller2 MPH, Senior lecturer,
David Durrheim3 DrPH, Service director, Health Protection,
Richard Speare4 PhD, Professor director ,Anton Breinl Centre,
Sherry Saggers5 PhD, Professor and project leader,
Keith Eastwood6 MAE, Biopreparedness epidemiologist,

1 Hunter New England Area Health, Tamworth, NSW, Australia.
2, 4 School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
3 Hunter New England Area Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia.
5 National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
6 Hunter New England Area Health Service, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia.

Correspondence: P Massey, PO Box 597, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia  

Author contribution: Peter Massey: original concept. Adrian Miller: contributed to drafts. David Durrheim: contributed to drafts. Richard Speare: contributed to drafts. Sherry Saggers: contributed to drafts. Keith Eastwood: contributed to drafts.

Citation: Massey PD, Miller A, Durrheim DN, Speare R, Saggers S, Eastwood K.  Pandemic influenza containment and the cultural and social context of Indigenous communities. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2009; 9: 1179. Available: (Accessed 22 October 2017)

Submitted: 20 February 2009
Published: 24 March 2009