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Publications - May 2015
Health Protection Report NSW
Publications - May 2015
December 2014 edition
Oloifana-Polosovai H, Gwala J, Harrington H, Massey PD, Ribeyro E, Flores A, Speare C, McBride E, MacLaren D, Speare R. A spectacular decline in the incidence of malaria in a remote region of Malaita, Solomon Islands, 2008 to 2013. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal 2014, 5(3). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2014.5.3.002.
Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN. The case for ILI surveillance. Vaccine 2014
September 2014 edition
Gale M, Holden J, Selvey C, Chant K and Whittaker B. Eliminating HIV transmission in New South Wales: the critical role of testing. Med J Aust 2014; 201 (5): 260-262.
Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN. Measurement of surveillance signal response effectiveness. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014; 14: 794.
Durrheim DN, Adam A. Polio anywhere is a risk everywhere. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2014; 38: E105-106.
Martin N, Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN. Australia’s Polio Risk, Communicable Disease Intelligence 2014; 38: 107-113.
Cashman P, Moberley S, Dalton C, Stephenson J, Elvidge E, Butler M, Durrheim DN. Vaxtracker: active on-line surveillance for adverse events following inactivated influenza vaccine in children. Vaccine 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.07.061. [Epub ahead of print]
Quinn HE, Wood NJ, Cannings KL, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies RI, Moberley S, Reid S, McIntyre PB, Macartney KK. Intussusception after Monovalent Human Rotavirus Vaccine in Australia. Severity and Comparison of Using Healthcare Database Records versus Case Confirmation to Assess Risk. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2014; 33: 959-965
August 2014 edition
Durrheim DN, Dahl-Regis M. The ethical imperative to eradicate measles. Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 2014; 5: 3.
Weaver ER, Bowring AL, Guy R, van Gemert C, Hocking JS, Boyle DI, Merritt T, Heal C, Lau PM, Donovan B, Hellard ME. Reattendance and chlamydia retesting rates at 12 months among young people attending Australian general practice clinics 2007?10: a longitudinal study. Sex Health. 2014 Jul 24. doi: 10.1071/SH1407. [Epub ahead of print]
Gale M, Holden J, Selvey C, Adamson S, Spokes, P. Towards the elimination of HIV transmission by 2020: Lessons learned from scaling up HIV testing in New South Wales, Australia. Poster presentation at AIDS 2014, Melbourne, July 2014.
Telfer B, Reinten T, Middleton M, Bowden V, McAnulty J, Sheppeard V and Selvey C. Factors associated with early initiation of antiretroviral therapy based on NSW HIV surveillance data 1 January 2013 to 31 March 2014. Poster exhibition, Wednesday 23 July 2014, 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014.
July 2014 edition
Dalton CB, Carlson SJ, Butler MT, Elvidge E, Durrheim DN. Building influenza surveillance pyramids in near real time, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Nov; 19(11):1863-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1911.121878. PMID: 24207165 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
Fitzgerald TL, Zammit A, Merritt TD, McLeod C, Landinez LM, White PA, Munnoch SA, Durrheim DN. An outbreak of norovirus genogroup II associated with New South Wales oysters. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 2014; 38:E9-15
Flego KL, Belshaw DA, Sheppeard V, Weston KM. Impacts of a measles outbreak in western Sydney on public health resources. Communicable Disease Intelligence. Vol 31 No. 3 E240–E245 Sept. 2013
Heilbronn C, Munnoch S, Butler MT, Merritt TD, Durrheim DN. Timeliness of Salmonella Typhimurium notifications after the introduction of routine MLVA typing in NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin. 2014; 24: 159-163.
Hope KG, Merritt TD, Durrheim DN. Short incubation periods in Campylobacter outbreaks associated with poultry liver dishes. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 2014; 38: E20-23
Quinn EK, Massey PD, Cox-Witton K, Paterson BJ, Eastwood, Durrheim DN. Understanding human-bat interactions in NSW, Australia: improving risk communication for prevention of Australian bat lyssavirus. BioMedCentral Veterinary Research. 2014; 10:144.
Ridoutt C, Lee A, Moloney B, Massey PD, Charman N, Jordan D. Detection of brucellosis and leptospirosis in feral pigs in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal. 2014, Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/avj.12203.
Scott NS, Paterson JM, Seale H, Truman G. Chronic carriage and familial transmission of typhoid in western Sydney. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 2014; 38.
Speare R, Harrington H, Canyon D, Massey PD. A systematic literature review of pediculosis due to head lice in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: Is country specific research on head lice needed? BMC Dermatology. 2014,14:11.
June 2014 edition
Quinn E, Massey P, Rosewell A, Smith M, Durrheim DN. Improving ethnocultural data to inform public health responses to communicable diseases in Australia.
Western Pacific Surveillance and Response
2014; 5: 1-4.
Durrheim DN. Remaining alert for polio importations.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
2014: 50: 329-330.
May 2014 edition
Selvey LA, Dailey L, Lindsay M, Armstrong P, Tobin S, et al. (2014) The Changing Epidemiology of Murray Valley Encephalitis in Australia: The 2011 Outbreak and a Review of the Literature. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(1): e2656. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002656
Land M-A, Webster J, Christoforou A, Johnson C, Trevena H, Hodgins F, Chalmers J, Woodward M, Barzi F, Smith W, Flood V, Jeffery P, Nowson C and Neal B. The association of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to salt with 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 11:47 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-47
Sheridan SL, McCall BJ, Davis CA, Hull BP, Selvey CE, Ware RS, Grimwood K, Lambert SB. Acellular pertussis vaccine effectiveness for children during the 2009-2010 pertussis epidemic in Queensland.
2014; 200(6): 334-8.
Najjar Z, Hope K, Clark P, Nguyen O, Rosewell O, Conaty S. 2014, Sustained outbreak of measles in New South Wales, 2012: risks for measles elimination in Australia.
Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal
, vol. 5, no. 1, pp14–20.
Ali A, Jafri RZ, Messonnier NE, Tevi-Benissan C, Durrheim DN, Eskola J, Fermon F, Klugman KP, Ramsay M, Sow S, Zhujun S, Bhutta Z, Abramson J. Global practices of meningococcal vaccine use and impact on invasive diseases.
Pathogens Global Public Health
March B, Eastwood K, Wright IM, Tilbrook L, Durrheim DN. Epidemiology of enteroviral meningoencephalitis in neonates and young children.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Healt
2014: 50: 216-220.
Gunaratnam P, Massey P, Eastwood K, Durrheim DN, Graves S, Coote D, Fisher L. Diagnosis and management of zoonoses – a tool for general practice.
Australian Family Practice
2014; 43: 124-128.
Paterson BJ, Butler MT, Eastwood K, Cashman PM, Jones A, Durrheim DN. Cross sectional survey of human-bat interaction in Australia: public health implications.
BioMed Central Public Health
2014; 14: 58.
Dodet B, Durrheim DN, Rees H. Rabies: Underused vaccines, unnecessary deaths.
2014; 32: 2017-2019.
Ressler K-A, Ferson MJ, Smedley EJ. Gonorrhoea infection, re-infection and co-infection in inner Sydney men: a population-based study. Med J Aust 2014; 200: 26-7
West S, Vähäsarja M, Bloigu A, Pouta A, Franks S, Hartikainen AL, Järvelin MR, Corbett S, Vääräsmäki M, Morin-Papunen L. The impact of self-reported oligo-amenorrhea and hirsutism on fertility and lifetime reproductive success: results from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Hum Reprod. 2014; 29(3):628-33
Gunaratnam PJ, Tobin S, Seale H, Marich A, McAnulty J. Airport arrivals screening during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in New South Wales, Australia. Med J Aust. 2014 Mar 17;200(5):290-2.
Rasschaert F, Telfer B, Lessitala F, Decroo T, Remartinez D, Biot M, Candrinho B, Mbofana F & Van Damme W 2014, ‘A Qualitative Assessment of a Community Antiretroviral Therapy Group Model in Tete, Mozambique’, PLOS ONE, Vol. 9 (3), e91544, viewed 6 May 2014,
Rasschaert F, Decroo T, Remartinez D, Telfer B, Lessitala F, Biot M, Candrinho B & Van Damme W 2014, ‘Adapting a community-based ART delivery model to the patients’ needs: a mixed methods research in Tete, Mozambique’, BMC Public Health, 14:364, viewed 6 May 2014,
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