Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

Page last updated: 15 April 2019

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Editorial

End of an era

Cindy Toms || PII: S2209-6051(18)00025-8 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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The Future of CDI

Cindy Toms || PII: S2209-6051(18)00007-6 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Policies published in 2019

The Strategic Plan for Control of Tuberculosis in Australia, 2016–2020: Towards Disease Elimination

The National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.10 || Published online: 15/04/2019
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Original Articles published in 2019

Respiratory viruses in adults hospitalised with Community-Acquired Pneumonia during the non-winter months in Melbourne: Routine diagnostic practice may miss large numbers of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infections.

Lucy A Desmond, Melanie A Lloyd, Shelley A Ryan, Edward D Janus and Harin A Karunajeewa || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.12 || Published online: 15/04/2019
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Recent trends in invasive group A Streptococcus disease in Victoria

Jane Oliver, Mathilda Wilmot, Janet Strachan, Siobhan St George, Courtney R Lane, Susan A Ballard, Michelle Sait, Katherine Gibney, Benjamin P Howden and Deborah A Williamson || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.8 || Published online: 15/3/2019
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Anatomy of a seasonal influenza epidemic forecast

Robert Moss, Alexander E Zarebski, Peter Dawson, Lucinda J Franklin, Frances A Birrell and James M McCaw || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.7 || Published online: 15/03/2019
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The use of normal human immunoglobulin (NHIG) for public health purposes in Queensland 2004-2014 and Australia 2014-2016

Megan K Young, Allan W Cripps and Graeme R Nimmo || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.9 || Published online: 15/03/2019
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Four recent ciguatera fish poisoning incidents in New South Wales, Australia linked to imported fish

Alan Edwards, Anthony Zammit and Hazel Farrell || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.4 || Published online: 1/02/2019
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All 2019 Articles

Original Articles published in 2018

An audit on the management and outcomes of infants at risk of congenital syphilis in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia, 2005-2013

Natalia B.A. Rode, Nathan Ryder, Jiunn-Yih Su || PII:S2209-6051(18)00018-0 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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A review of listeriosis notifications and co-existing conditions in New South Wales, 2010-2015

Kit Leung, Kirsty Hope and Vicky Sheppeard || PII: S2209-6051(18)00019-2 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Trends in gonorrhoea infection and overseas sexual contacts among females attending a sexual health centre in Melbourne, Australia, 2008-2015

Jennifer Misson, Eric P.F. Chow, Marcus Y Chen, Tim R.H. Read, Catriona S Bradshaw and Christopher K Fairley|| PII: S2209-6051(18)00024-6 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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The molecular epidemiology of norovirus outbreaks in Victoria, 2016

Leesa D. Bruggink, Megan J. Triantafilou and John A. Marshall || PII:S2209-6051(18)00009-10 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Trends of viral gastroenteritis in the Australian Capital Territory

Laura Ford, Sam McEwen and Kathryn Glass || PII:S2209-6051(18)00010-6 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Surveillance system enhancements for Q fever in NSW, 2005-2015

Henry C. M. Clutterbuck, Keith Eastwood, Peter D. Massey, Kirsty Hope and Siobhan M. Mor || PII:S2209-6051(18)00012-10 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Use of tuberculin skin test, chest radiograph and interferon-gamma release assay to select migrants for treatment of latent tuberculosis

Michael G Flynn, Megan A Rees, Ayesha Saqib || PII: S2209-6051(18)00001-5 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: varicella-zoster virus infections, 1998–2015

Meru Sheel, Frank Beard, Helen Quinn, Aditi Dey, Martyn Kirk, Ann Koehler, Peter Markey, Peter McIntyre, Kristine Macartney || PII: S2209-6051(18)00002-7 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Distribution of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) Vaccine in Victoria 2013-2015

N.X. Wong, N. Crawford, J. Lawrie, J. Hickman, S. Elia, J. Buttery || PII: S2209-6051(18)00003-9 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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An Outbreak of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Tasmania

Laura J Edwards, Katrina Wilson, Mark GK Veitch || PII: S2209-6051(18)00004-0 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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Evaluation of Australia’s Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) Surveillance Program

Alexandra M Marmor, David Harley || PII: S2209-6051(18)00005-2 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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All 2018 Articles


Reports

Annual reports published in 2019

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2017

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez and C R Robert George for the National Neisseria Network, Australia. || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.13 || Published online: 15/04/2019
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Arboviral diseases and malaria in Australia, 2014–15: Annual report of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee

Katrina Knope, Stephen L Doggett, Cassie C Jansen, Cheryl A Johansen, Nina Kurucz, Rebecca Feldman, Stacey E Lynch, Michaela P Hobby, Angus Sly, Andrew Jardine, Sonya Bennett, Bart J Currie, and the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.14 || Published online: 15/04/2019
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Flutracking weekly online community survey of influenza-like illness annual report, 2016

Sandra J Carlson, Daniel Cassano, Michelle T Butler, David N Durrheim and Craig B Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.15 || Published online: 15/04/2019
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Immunisation coverage annual report, 2015

Brynley P Hull, Alexandra J Hendry, Aditi Dey, Frank H Beard, Julia M Brotherton and Peter B McIntyre || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.11 || Published online: 15/03/2019
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Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2015: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

NNDSS Annual Report Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.6 || Published online: 15/03/2019
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Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) annual report 2016: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions

Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Gemma L Saravanos, Alissa McMinn, Philip N Britton, Nicholas Wood, Helen Marshall and Kristine Macartney on behalf of the PAEDS network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.5 || Published online: 1/02/2019
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Annual report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in 2016

Vivian K. Leung, Yi-Mo Deng, Matthew Kaye, Iwona Buettner, Hilda Lau, Sook-Kwan Leang, Leah Gillespie, and Michelle K. Chow || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.3 || Published online: 1/02/2019
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All 2019 Articles

Annual reports published in 2018

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to December 2016

Genevieve M Klug, Shannon Sarros, Christiane Stehmann, Marion Simpson, Catriona McLean,Colin L Masters and Steven J Collins || PII: S2209-6051(18)00023-4 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GNSOP) Annual Report 2016

Jan M Bell; Thomas Gottlieb; Denise A Daley and Geoffrey W Coombs || PII: S2209-6051(18)00022-2 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2016

Geoffrey W Coombs; Denise A Daley; Yung Thin Lee and Stanley Pang on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || PII: S2209-6051(18)00021-0 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2016

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Yung Thin Lee and Stanley Pang on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || PII: S2209-6051(18)00020-9 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme(GNSOP) Annual Report 2015

Jan M Bell, Thomas Gottlieb, Denise A Daley and Geoffrey W Coombs for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || PII: S2209-6051(18)00017-9 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2015

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Yung Thin Lee, Stanley Pang , Jan M Bell, John D Turnidge and Stanley Pang for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || PII: S2209-6051(18)00016-7 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme(AESOP) Annual Report 2015

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Yung Thin Lee, Stanley Pang, Jan M Bell and John D Turnidge for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || PII: S2209-6051(18)00015-5 || Published online: 17/12/2018
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Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia annual report, 2016

Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Helen Quinn, Jane Cook, Kristine Macartney || PII:S2209-6051(18)00011-8 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2016

Monica M Lahra and Rodney Enriquez || PII:S2209-6051(18)00013-1 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2012

The OzFoodNet Working Group || PII:S2209-6051(18)00014-3 || Published online: 16/11/2018
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Annual Report, 2017

Suzy Teutsch, Yvonne Zurynski, Elizabeth Elliott, and all chief investigators of APSU surveillance studies || PII:S2209-6051(18)00006-4 || Published online: 12/09/2018
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All 2018 Articles

Quarterly reports published in 2019

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2017

Kate Pennington || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.1 || Published online: 1/02/2019
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OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 October to 31 December 2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.2 || Published online: 1/02/2019
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All 2019 Articles


About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Aims

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

Correspondence

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

Available file formats and accessibility

CDI is published electronically only and is available in two formats from this website; Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format (PDF) and – depending on publication date – accessible Microsoft® Word or HTML format.

Indexing

CDI is listed on MEDLINE and indexed by PubMed, an online searchable index of published articles and authors.

Access model

CDI is open access. All articles are published and made available free of charge. CDI does not mail out hard copies of articles.

ISSN

ISSN: 2209-6051 (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.

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.

Editor: Cindy Toms
Deputy Editors:
Phil Wright and Simon Petrie
Editorial and Production Staff:
Leroy Trapani and 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.
David Durrheim
Mark Ferson
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk
Linda Selvey

Information for authors

Letters to the editor & invited editorials

The editorial team welcome comments on articles published in CDI in the form of letters to the Editor. Letters should normally be less than 500 words.

Submissions and article types

CDI encourages submissions consistent with the objectives from practitioners in all disciplines across the public health field. Advanced trainees and post graduate students are also encouraged to submit to CDI. CDI publishes original articles, short reports, annual reports and quarterly reports, letters to the editor and editorials. Original articles and short reports are peer-reviewed. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for CDI please email the CDI Editorial Team with your details and areas of expertise. More information about articles types is available on the Instructions for authors page.

Manuscripts for submission
Authorship
Types of manuscript
Peer review process
Document preparation
Tables
Figures and illustrations
Web accessibility requirements
References
Ethics
Copyright
Submission of manuscripts
Sample HTML text descriptors for web accessibility and metadata
Specifications for Excel figures for CDI
Vancouver reference style for Communicable Diseases Intelligence

History

The journal has been published quarterly since 2001. Hard copy printing ceased in 2011. CDI does not mail out hard copies of articles.

CDI has been published as a bulletin and later a journal since 1977,initially as a fortnightly typewritten bulletin. CDI became a professionally printed publication in 1991. In mid-1992 parts of CDI became available electronically. Online reproduction of the articles in HTML and PDF formats began in 1997. In 2018, CDI moved away from publishing 4 quarterly issues per year to an online-first, per-article publication model. Previous issues are freely available under the following existing structure.

This table is a guide for finding past CDI articles and their available file format(s) based on their publication timeframe. For articles that published before 1997 (i.e. pre online publication), please contact us using the email cdi.editor@health.gov.au for a scanned copy.
Timeframe Publication model File formats Access
Jan 2018-Present Yearly volumes containing individual articles Accessible PDF and MS-Word Online
1997-2017 Yearly volumes divided to 4 quarterly issues Accessible PDF and HTML Online – use sidebar to browse the volumes
1978-1997 (Pre-Internet) Yearly volumes divided to 4 quarterly issues, Bulletins Scanned Image Per request by email to cdi.editor@health.gov.au