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Janet Strachan


Janet Strachan is a microbiologist/epidemiologist in the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory. Janet oversees the Victorian Hospital Pathogens Surveillance Scheme, and co-ordinates MDU's World Health Organization Invasive Bacterial Vaccine Preventable Diseases Regional Reference Laboratory activities. As part of the epidemiology team, she is responsible for data management and analysis.

  • Key Achievements
    • Janet implemented pneumococcal serotyping in Victoria, and has been involved in surveillance and serotyping of many other vaccine preventable diseases, including Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Bordetella pertussis.

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