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Publications - July 2016
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Publications - July 2016
Boonwaat L, Fletcher-Lartey S, Conaty S, Underreporting of influenza outbreaks in aged care facitilities in South Western Sydney, Australia, 2014. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 2016, 7(1). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.3.001
Homaira N, Oei J-L, Mallitt K-A, Abdel-Latif M, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Lui K, Ferson M, Nurkic A, G. M. Chambers GM, Rawlinson W, Snelling T, Jaffe A, High burden of RSV hospitalization in very young children: a data linkage study. Epidemiology and Infection, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0950268815003015.
Speare R, Massey P, MacLaren D, Asugeni J, Mental health issues from rising sea level in a remote coastal region of the Solomon Islands: current and future, Australas Psychiatry December 2015 vol. 23 no. 6 suppl 22-25 doi: 10.1177/1039856215609767
Regan DG, Wood JG, Benevent C, Ali H, Watchirs Smith L, Robertson PW, Ferson MJ, Fairley CK, Donovan B, Law MG. Estimating the critical immunity threshold for preventing hepatitis A outbreaks in men who have sex with men. Epidemiology and Infection, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0950268815002605.
Latta R, Massey PD. Communicable Disease Outbreak Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities – Identifying Prevention and Response Strategies, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, Oct. 2015. ISSN 2201-179X.
Fletcher S et al. Descriptive epidemiology of infectious gastrointestinal illnesses in Sydney, Australia, 2007–2010. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 2015, 6(4):7–16. doi:10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.2.006
HalimS, Polkinghorn B, Bell G, van den Berg D, Sheppeard V. Outbreak-related Hendra virus infection in a NSW pet dog, Public Health Research and Practice September 2015; Vol. 25(4):e2541547
Diau J, Jimuru C, Asugeni J, Asugeni L, Puia M, Maomatekwa J, Harrington H, MacLaren D, Speare R, Massey PD. Measles outbreak investigation in a remote area of Solomon Islands, 2014. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. 2015, 6(3).
Durrheim DN, Every rabies death is a veterinary and health system failure until proven otherwise Vaccine, 2016 doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.050
Merritt T, Hope K, Butler M, Durrheim DN, Gupta L, Najjar Z, Conaty S, Boonwaat L, Fletcher S. Effect of antiviral prophylaxis on influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities in three local health districts in New South Wales, Australia, 2014. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 2016, 7(1) doi:10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.3.005
Gidding HF, Martin NV, Stambos V, Tran T, Dey A, Dowse GK, Kelly HA, Durrheim DN, Lambert SB, Verification of measles elimination in Australia: Application of World Health Organization regional guidelines Journal of epidemiology and global health, 2016 doi:10.1016/j.jegh.2015.12.004
Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN The Harvard-LSHTM panel on the global Response to Ebola report The Lancet, 2016 DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00508-0
Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN, The case for ILI surveillance. Vaccine. 2015 Nov 27;33(48):6514. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.09.041. Epub 2014 Sep 30.
Dalton C, Carlson S, McCallum L, Butler M, Fejsa J, Elvidge E, Durrheim DN, Flutracking weekly online community survey of influenza-like illness: 2013 and 2014. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 2015
Najjar Z, Gupta L, Pritchard-Jones J, Strasser S, Levy MT, Liaw S-T, Cowie BC. A survey of Sydney general practitioners’ management of patients with chronic hepatitis B Med J Aust 2016; 204 (2): 74 doi: 10.5694/mja15.00524
JA Tall, BK Brew, E Saurman, TC Jones Implementing an anti-smoking program in rural-remote communities: challenges and strategies. Rural and Remote Health 15: 3516. (Online) 2015
Fletcher-Lartey SM and Caprarelli G (2016). Application of GIS technology in public health: successes and challenges IN PRESS. Parasitology. 2016, 143 (4): 401-415. doi: 10.1017/S0031182015001869. PMID: 26831619
Chenoweth L, Jeon Y-H, Forbes I, Stein-Parbury J, Fleming R, Cook j, Cheah S, Fletcher S, Tinslay L. PerCEN trial participant perspectives on the implementation and outcomes of person-centered dementia care and environments. International Psychogeriatrics. 2015 Aug 26:1-13
Taylor K, Paterson B. Zika virus from a Pacific perspective: what are the risks to Australians? Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2016.03.006. Available online 29 March 2016 at:
Martin N, Durrheim D, Khandaker G, Butler M, Jones C. Using the two-source capture–recapture method to estimate the incidence and case ascertainment of congenital rubella syndrome in Australia, 1993–2013. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 2016, 7(1). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.4.006
Pearce N, Blair A, Vineis P, Ahrens W, Andersen A, Anto JM, Stewart BW et al. IARC monographs: 40 years of evaluating carcinogenic hazards to humans. Environ Health Perspect 2015;123:507-14.
Portier CJ, Armstrong BK, Baguley BC, Baur X, Belyaev I, Belle R, Stewart BW et al. Differences in the carcinogenic evaluation of glyphosate between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). J Epidemiol Community Health 2016 Published online doi:10.1136/jech-2015-207005.
Vineis P, Stewart BW. How do we judge what causes cancer? the meat controversy. Int J Cancer 2016;138:2309-11.
Stewart BW, Bray F, Forman D, Ohgaki H, Straif K, Ullrich A, et al. Cancer prevention as part of precision medicine: 'plenty to be done'. Carcinogenesis 2016;37:2-9.
Smith MT, Guyton KZ, Gibbons CF, Fritz JM, Portier CJ, Rusyn I, Stewart BW et al. Key Characteristics of Carcinogens as a Basis for Organizing Data on Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis. Environ Health Perspect 2015 Published online doi: 10.1289/ehp.1409149.
Craig AT, Paterson BJ, Durrheim DN, Commentary: Zika,Virus – the Latest Newcomer. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016 (Beware of the effect of enhanced surveillance during public health emergencies: a response to Saiz et al (April 19, 2016))
Durrheim D, Paterson BJ, Craig AT, Kama M, Samo M, Vaai S, Matanaicake J, Joshua C, Kolbe A, Biaukula V, Nilles EJ. Early warning epidemic surveillance in the Pacific island nations: an evaluation of the Pacific syndromic surveillance system. Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 21, Issue 7, pages 917–927, July 2016
Jaravani FG, Massey PD, Judd J, Allan J, Allan N Closing the Gap: the need to consider perceptions about drinking water in rural Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, April 2016 Vol (26) 2,
Dawson G, Gilmour R, Tobin S, Travaglia J Strengthening public health systems: assessing the attributes of the NSW influenza surveillance system. Public Health Research and Practice, April 2016 Vol (26) 2,
Yapa CM, Furlong C, Rosewell A, Ward KA, Adamson S, Shadbolt C, Kok J, Tracy SL, Bowden S, Smedley EJ, Ferson MJ, Sheppeard V, McAnulty JM. First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia. Med J Aust. 2016 Apr 18;204(7):274.
Ingleton A, Hope K, Najjar Z, Gupta L, Templeton D. Characteristics of cases of gonorrhoea notified in inner and south-western Sydney, Australia: results of enhanced surveillance. Sexual Health 2016 -
Cowie CT, Ding D, Rolfe MI, Mayne DJ, Jalaludin B, Bauman A, Morgan GG. Neighbourhood walkability, road density and socio-economic status in Sydney, Australia. Accepted for publication in Environmental Health, 01 April 2016.
Bonney A, Mayne DJ, Jones BD, Bott L, Andersen SEJ, Caputi P, Weston KM, Iverson DC. Area-level socioeconomic gradients in overweight and obesity in a community-derived cohort of health service users - A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 2015, 10(8): e0137261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137261.
Rosewell A, Effler P, Yapa C, Telfer B. Ebola outbreak in West Africa: considerations for strengthening Australia's international health emergency response. The Medical Journal of Australia [2016, 204(7):258-259]. 2016/05https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/204/7/ebola-outbreak-west-africa-considerations-strengthening-australia-s-international
Wickens M, Spokes P, Saul N and Sheppeard V, 2016. Measles in NSW, 2014: an outbreak in the era of elimination. Pathology, 48, p.S51.
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