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Survival of Influenza A(H1N1) on Materials Found in Households: Implications for Infection Control

  • Jane S. Greatorex,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Digard,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Martin D. Curran,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Robert Moynihan,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Harrison Wensley,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Tim Wreghitt,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Harsha Varsani,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Fayna Garcia,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Joanne Enstone,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam mail

    jvt@nottingham.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Health Protection Agency, East Midlands, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027932

About the Authors

Jane S. Greatorex, Martin D. Curran, Tim Wreghitt, Harsha Varsani, Fayna Garcia
Health Protection Agency, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul Digard, Robert Moynihan, Harrison Wensley
Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Joanne Enstone, Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam
Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam
Health Protection Agency, East Midlands, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: jvt@nottingham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: JSG, MDC and TW are employed by the funder. JSN-V-T holds an honorary contract with the funder. JSN-V-T was a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) during 2009/10. JEE and JSN-V-T contributed to the writing of pandemic infection control guidelines for healthcare settings for the Department of Health, England. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSG RM HW JE TW MDC JSN-V-T. Performed the experiments: JSG RM HW HV FG. Analyzed the data: JSG PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD. Wrote the paper: JSG RM PD MDC TW JE JSN-V-T. Applied for funding: JSN-V-T TW MDC.