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Original Articles

Dominance of the tiger: The displacement of Aedes aegypti by Aedes albopictus in parts of the Torres Strait, Australia

Mutizwa Odwell Muzari, Joseph Davis, Rodney Bellwood, Bruce Crunkhorn, Ewan Gunn, Ursula Sabatino and Richard Gair || || Published online: 15/05/2019
Full Text: (Word 307 KB) (PDF 3.01 MB)

Right sizing for vaccine effectiveness studies: how many is enough for reliable estimation?

Olivia H Price, Kylie S Carville and Sheena G Sullivan || || Published online: 15/05/2019
Full Text: (Word 996 KB) (PDF 3.34 MB)

A protracted outbreak of Salmonella Hessarek infection associated with one brand of eggs—South Australia, March 2017 - July 2018

Bernadette Kenny, Megge J Miller, Vanessa McEvoy, Alessia Centofanti, Cherylyn P Stevens and Tambri Housen || || Published online: 15/05/2019
Full Text: (Word 155 KB) (PDF 2.92 MB)

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 || || Published online: 15/04/2019 Full Text: (Word 191 KB) (PDF 3.0 MB)

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 || || Published online: 15/3/2019
Full Text (Word 236 KB) (PDF 3.01 MB)

Anatomy of a seasonal influenza epidemic forecast

Robert Moss, Alexander E Zarebski, Peter Dawson, Lucinda J Franklin, Frances A Birrell and James M McCaw || || Published online: 15/03/2019
Full Text (Word 1.29 MB) (PDF 3.90 MB)

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 || || Published online: 15/03/2019
Full Text (Word 220 KB) (PDF 3.04 MB)

Four recent ciguatera fish poisoning incidents in New South Wales, Australia linked to imported fish

Alan Edwards, Anthony Zammit and Hazel Farrell || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 85 KB) (PDF 2.87 MB)


Annual reports

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2017

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez and C. R. Robert George for the National Neisseria Network, Australia. || || Published online: 15/04/2019 Full Text: (Word 89.5 KB) (PDF 2.96 MB)

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 || || Published online: 15/04/2019 Full Text: (Word 2.1 MB) (PDF 7.0 MB)

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 || || Published online: 15/04/2019 Full Text: (Word 704 KB) (PDF 3.46 MB)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2015

Brynley P Hull, Alexandra J Hendry, Aditi Dey, Frank H Beard, Julia M Brotherton and Peter B McIntyre || || Published online: 15/03/2019
Full Text (Word 1.96 MB) (PDF 5.7 MB)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2015: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

NNDSS Annual Report Working Group || || Published online: 15/03/2019
Full Text (Word 13 MB) (PDF 6.89 MB)

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 || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 326 KB) (PDF 3.02 MB)

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 || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 1.00 MB) (PDF 5.38 MB)

Quarterly reports

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2018

Monica M Lahra; Rodney P Enriquez; C R Robert George, The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology and The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031 for The National Neisseria Network, Australia || || Published online: 15/05/2019
Full Text: (Word 70.2 KB) (PDF 2.76 MB)

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2017

Kate Pennington || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 1.79 MB) (PDF 2.98 MB)

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 October to 31 December 2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 84.4 KB) (PDF 2.83 MB)

Short report

Mass prophylaxis in an outbreak of invasive group A streptococcal disease in a residential aged care facility

Bhakti R Vasant, Kari A J Jarvinen, Ning-Xia Fang, Helen V Smith and Amy V Jennison || || Published online: 15/05/2019
Full Text: (Word 69.5 KB ) (PDF 2.80 MB)


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 || || Published online: 15/04/2019 Full Text: (Word 169 KB) (PDF 3.0 MB)


Erratum: Who gives pertussis to infants? Source of infection for laboratory confirmed cases less than 12 months of age during an epidemic, Sydney, 2009. (Article originally published in Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2010;34(2):116-21)

CDI Editorial team || || Published online: 15/05/2019 Full text (Word 89 KB) (PDF 2.71 MB)

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