NCIRS wishes to acknowledge the following organisations and individuals for their assistance and contribution to this report.

Provision of data

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Section, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health for data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Hospitals Unit, Economics and Health Services Group, for data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database.

The Department of Human Services, for vaccination coverage data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for population data and mortality data.

Department of Health for analysed data on pandemic influenza 2009.

Ms Polly Wallace for providing her MPhil thesis chapter on pandemic influenza.

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External reviewers of disease chapters

Associate Professor Ross Andrews (Menzies School of Health Research)

Dr Liz Moore (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation)

Manuscript editing and librarianship support

Ms Donna Armstrong (NCIRS)

Ms Catherine King (NCIRS)

Mr Edward Jacyna (NCIRS)

NCIRS is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, the NSW Department of Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the University of Sydney.