Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Current issue - December 2016

This issue contains an editorial, five peer-reviewed articles, one short report, revised case definition, and four annual reports as well as the regular quarterly data reports.

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Contents

This issue is available as a full PDF (4.1 MB) or by individual articles below.

Editorial

Rise in invasive serogroup W meningococcal disease in Australia 2013-2015
Mark Veitch, Rhonda Owen
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Original articles

Rise in invasive serogroup W meningococcal disease in Australia, 2013-2015
Nicolee V Martin, Katherine S Ong, Benjamin P Howden, Monica M Lahra, Stephen B Lambert, Frank H Beard, Gary K Dowse, Nathan Saul on behalf of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia MenW Working Group
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Epidemiology of bacterial toxin-mediated foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks in Australia, 2001 to 2013
Fiona J May, Benjamin G Polkinghorne, Emily J Fearnley
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Adverse events following immunisation with bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination: baseline data to inform monitoring in Australia following introduction of new unregistered BCG vaccine
Alexandra J Hendry, Aditi Dey, Frank H Beard, Gulam Khandaker, Richard Hill, Kristine K Macartney
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Public health action following an outbreak of toxigenic cutaneous diphtheria in an Auckland refugee resettlement centre
Gary E Reynolds, Helen Saunders, Angela Matson, Fiona O’Kane, Sally A Roberts, Salvin K Singh, Lesley M Voss, Tomasz Kiedrzynski
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: Influenza 2006 to 2015
Jean Li-Kim-Moy, Jiehui Kevin Yin, Cyra Patel, Frank H Beard, Clayton Chiu, Kristine K Macartney, Peter B McIntyre
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Short reports

Haycocknema perplexum: an emerging cause of parasitic myositis in Australia
Luke J Vos, Thomas Robertson, Enzo Binotto
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Policy and guidelines

Revised surveillance case definitions: Listeriosis; dengue virus infection
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Annual reports

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2015
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez for the National Neisseria Network
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Flutracking weekly online community survey of influenza-like illness annual report, 2015
Craig B Dalton, Sandra J Carlson, David N Durrheim, Michelle T Butler, Allen C Cheng, Heath A Kelly
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Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2015: the Influenza Complications Alert Network
Allen C Cheng, Mark Holmes, Dominic E Dwyer, LouisB Irving, Tony M Korman, Sanjaya Senanayake, Kristine K Macartney, Christopher CBlyth, Simon Brown, Grant W Waterer, Robert Hewer, N Deborah Friedman, Peter A Wark, Graham Simpson, John W Upham, Simon D Bowler, Albert Lessing, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly
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Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program annual report, 2015
Susie Roczo-Farkas, Carl D Kirkwood, Julie E Bines and the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group
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Quarterly reports

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 July to 30 September 2014
The OzFoodNet Working Group
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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 July to 30 September 2016
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Australian childhood immunisation coverage, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 cohort, assessed as at 30 June 2016
Alexandra J Hendry for the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2016
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez, The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital for The National Neisseria Network
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2016
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez, The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital for The National Neisseria Network
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2016
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 2016
Monique B-N Chilver, Daniel Blakeley, Nigel P Stocks for the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network
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Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance, 1 April to 30 June 2016
Anna Glynn-Robinson, Kate Pennington, Cindy Toms and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia
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Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance, 1 July to 30 September 2016
Rachael Corvisy, Jennie Hood and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia
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Indexes

Reviewers for Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2016
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Index to Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2016
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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.