Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Current issue - March 2015

This issue contains several articles on vaccine preventable diseases epidemiological review. Other contents include articles on household transmission of pertussis and norovirus outbreak in Victoria; a short report on the PHLN NAAT testing guidelines; annual reports on national notifiable diseases, gonococcal surveillance and trachoma surveillance, as well as the regular quarterly data reports.

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Contents

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Original articles

Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: measles 2000–2011
May Chiew, Aditi Dey, Nicolee Martin, Han Wang, Stephanie Davis, Peter B McIntyre
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: mumps 2008-2012
Shopna K Bag, Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Frank H Beard
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: rubella 2008–2012
Jocelyn Chan, Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Nicolee Martin, Frank H Beard
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A field study of household attack rates and the effectiveness of macrolide antibiotics in reducing household transmission of pertussis
Janet B Terry, Christopher J Flatley, Debra J van den Berg, Geoffrey G Morgan, Marianne Trent, John A Turahui, Michelle C Greenwood, Paul W Corben, Greg J Bell
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Norovirus genotype diversity associated with gastroenteritis outbreaks in Victoria in 2013
Leesa D Bruggink, Natalie L Dunbar, Michael G Catton, John A Marshall
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Short reports

Review of 2005 Public Health Laboratory Network Neisseria gonorrhoeae nucleic acid amplification tests guidelines
David M Whiley, Monica M Lahra on behalf of the National Neisseria Network
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Annual reports

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2012: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NNDSS Annual Report Writing Group
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2013
Monica M Lahra for the Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme
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National trachoma surveillance annual report, 2012
Carleigh S Cowling, Bette C Liu, Thomas L Snelling, James S Ward, John M Kaldor, David P Wilson
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Quarterly reports

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 October to 31 December 2014
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Australian childhood immunisation coverage, 1 January to 31 March cohort, assessed as at 30 June 2014
Brynley P Hull for the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Australian childhood immunisation coverage, 1 April to 30 June cohort, assessed as at 30 September 2014
Brynley P Hull for the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 October to 31 December 2013
Monique B-N Chilver, Daniel Blakeley, Nigel P Stocks for the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network
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Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2014
Rachel de Kluyver for the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group
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Surveillance summaries

Surveillance systems reported in Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2015
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Policies and guidelines

Revised surveillance case definitions:
hepatitis C - newly acquired and
viral haemorrhagic fevers (quarantinable)

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Administration

Communicable Diseases Intelligence instructions for authors
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Editor: Margaret Curran
Deputy Editor: Katrina Knope
Associate Editor: Timothy Sloan-Gardner

Editorial and Production Staff: Alison Milton

ISSN 1445-4866 Online

cdi.editor@health.gov.au


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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.