Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Current issue - December 2015

This issue containstwo peer-reviewed articles, one surveillance summary, several policy/guidelines items and one annual report, as well as the regular quarterly data reports.

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Contents

This issue is available as a full PDF (2.8 MB) or by individual articles below.

Original articles

Was infectious syphilis being misclassified in remote Australian outbreaks? Evidence that informed modification of the national case definition
Annie Preston-Thomas, Nathan Ryder, Sonia Harmen, Patricia Fagan
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Treatment of latent tuberculosis in migrants to Victoria
Michael G Flynn, Lynne K Brown
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Surveillance summaries

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System surveillance report: Sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Amy Bright
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Policy and guidelines

An Australian guideline on the diagnosis of overseas-acquired Lyme disease/borreliosis
Gary D Lum, Jennie R Hood, Phil Wright
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Policy recommendation: latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in children in immigration detention
Vicki Krause and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee
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Revised surveillance case definitions
Barmah Forest virus infection
Ross River virus infection
Congenital rubella
Salmonellosis
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New surveillance case definition
paratyphoid
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Annual reports

Influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza annual report, 2014
Sheena G Sullivan, Michelle K Chow, Ian G Barr, Anne Kelso
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Quarterly reports

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 January to 31 March 2014
The OzFoodNet Working Group
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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 July to 30 September 2015
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Australian childhood immunisation coverage, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, assessed as at 30 June 2015
Brynley P Hull for the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2015
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, for The National Neisseria Network
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2015
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme
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Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 July to 30 September 2015
Monique B-N Chilver, Daniel Blakeley, Nigel P Stocks for the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network
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HIV surveillance, 1 January to 31 March 2014
The Kirby Institute
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HIV surveillance, 1 April to 30 June 2014
The Kirby Institute
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HIV surveillance, 1 July to 30 September 2014
The Kirby Institute
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HIV surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2014
The Kirby Institute
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Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2015
Rachel de Kluyver, Cindy Toms and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia
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Reviewers for Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2015
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Index to Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2015
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Editor: Margaret Curran
Deputy Editor: Katrina Knope
Associate Editors: 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.