Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Current issue - December 2017

This issue contains three peer reviewed articles, one short report, five annual reports, eight quarterly reports and one policy item.

Page last updated: 25 May 2018

Contents

This issue is available as a single document (PDF 6317 KB) or by individual articles below.

Original Articles

An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen after consuming sea turtle, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017.

Anthony D. K. Draper, Christian L. James, Joy E. Pascall, Kathryn J. Shield, Jennifer Langrell, Adrian Hogg

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Probable epidemic Mycoplasma pneumoniae disease activity in metropolitan Sydney, 2015: combining surveillance data to cross-validate signal detection

Philip N Britton, Shopna K Bag, Robert Booy, Caroline HW Sharpe, Katherine B Owen, Jiaying Zhao, Melissa J Irwin, Cheryl A Jones

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Diagnostic testing in influenza and pertussis related paediatric intensive care unit admissions,Queensland, Australia, 1997-2013

Marlena C Kaczmarek, Sanmarie Schlebusch, Robert S Ware, Mark G Coulthard, Julie A McEniery, Stephen B Lambert

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Short reports

Children with melioidosis in Far North Queensland are commonly bacteraemic and have a high case fatality rate

Simon Smith, James D. Stewart, Catherine Tacon, Neil Archer and Josh Hanson

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Policy and guidelines

Position statement on interferon-γ release assays for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection

Ivan Bastian, Chris Coulter and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (NTAC)

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Annual reports

Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2016: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN)

Allen C Cheng, Mark Holmes, Dominic E Dwyer, Louis B Irving, Tony Korman, Sanjaya Senanayake, Kristine Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, Simon Brown, Grant W Waterer, Louise Cooley, N Deborah Friedman, Peter Wark, Graham Simpson, John Upham, Simon Bowler, Stephen Brady, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly

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Annual report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2010

Kellie Gavin, Rhonda Owen, Ian G Barr and the National Influenza Surveillance Committee, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia

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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2016

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez for the National Neisseria Network

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Annual Report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2009

Kate Pennington, Rhonda Owen and Jenny Mun

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Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2016

Susie Roczo-Farkas, Carl D Kirkwood, Julie E Bines and the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group

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Quarterly reports

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 January to 31 March 2017

Kate Pennington and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia

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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 April to 30 June 2017

Kate Pennington and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia

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The Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 January to 31 March 2017

Monique Chilver, Daniel Blakeley and Nigel Stocks

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OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group

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OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 July to 30 September 2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group

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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 April to 30 June 2017

Office of Health Protection, Department of Health

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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 July to 30 September 2017

Office of Health Protection, Department of Health

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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 October to 31 December 2017

Office of Health Protection, Department of Health

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Editorial team

The Editorial team consists of the Editor, Deputy Editors, and two publication staff. The Editorial team is supported by an Editorial advisory board.

Editors

Marcelle Noja
Cindy Toms

Deputy Editors

Katrina Knope
Phil Wright
Editorial and Production Staff
Leroy Trapani
Kasra Yousefi
Editorial Advisory Board

The role of the CDI Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is to: provide expert advice to the CDI editorial team; advocate for CDI in the broader community; serve as a critical sounding board for the editorial team on editorial ideas and themes; provide ideas for features and news and thoughts on current trends; and provide constructive feedback on published issues.

Peter McIntyre (Chair)
David Durrheim
Mark Ferson
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk


Correspondence

Correspondence should be sent to: cdi.editor@health.gov.au


ISSN

ISSN 1445-4866 Online


Disclaimer

Opinions expressed in Communicable Diseases Intelligence are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Australian Government Department of Health or the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. Data may be subject to revision.