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: 09 July 2020

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2020 Articles

Editorial

Announcement of a change in CDI’s editorship

CDI Editorial Team || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.31 || Published online: 15/4/2020
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Policy and guidelines

Revised guidelines for Australian laboratories performing mycobacteriology testing

Ivan Bastian, Lisa Shephard, Richard Lumb, and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.2 || Published online: 15/1/2020
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Original articles

The improving state of Q fever surveillance. A review of Queensland notifications, 2003–2017

Sarah Tozer, Caitlin Wood, Damin Si, Michael Nissen, Theo Sloots, Stephen Lambert || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.48 || Published online: 15/6/2020
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Risk perceptions, misperceptions and sexual behaviours among young heterosexual people with gonorrhoea in Perth, Western Australia.

Roanna Lobo, Josephine Rayson, Jonathan Hallett, Donna B. Mak || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.41 || Published online: 18/5/2020
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The geography of Ross River virus infection in South Australia, 2000-2013

Jingwen Liu, Alana Hansen, Scott Cameron and Peng Bi || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.39 || Published online: 18/5/2020
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Scientific evidence supporting recommendations on the use of the 9-valent HPV vaccine in a 2-dose vaccine schedule in Australia

Peter Wnukowski-Mtonga, Sanjay Jayasinghe, Clayton Chiu, Kristine Macartney, Julia Brotherton, Basil Donovan, Madeline Hall, David W Smith, Karen Peterson, Sue Campbell-Lloyd, Christine Selvey, Michelle Giles, John Kaldor and Helen Marshall on behalf of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.33 || Published online: 15/4/2020
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease, 2000–2017

Julia E Maguire, Frank Beard, Kelley Méder, Aditi Dey, Kristine Macartney, Peter McIntyre || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.11 || Published online: 17/2/2020
Full Text: (Word 1.65 MB) (PDF 3.09 MB)

Notice to readers

Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Timor-Leste: building surveillance capacity with a One Health approach

Joshua R Francis, Nevio Sarmento, Anthony D K Draper, Ian Marr, Shawn Ting, Nicholas Fancourt, Lucsendar Alves, Karen Champlin, Alexander Bongers and Jennifer Yan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.1 || Published online: 15/1/2020
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Reports

Short report

Asymptomatic COVID-19 or are we missing something?

Jazmin K Daniells, Helen L MacCallum, David N Durrheim || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.55 || Published online: 9/7/2020
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The first 2 months of COVID-19 contact tracing in the Northern Territory of Australia, March–April 2020

Anthony DK Draper, Karen E Dempsey, Rowena H Boyd, Emma M Childs, Hayley M Black, Laura A Francis, Peter G Markey, Vicki L Krause || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.53 || Published online: 2/7/2020
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Acute flaccid myelitis – has it gone unrecognised in Australian children?

Junchao Bao, Bruce Thorley, Elizabeth J Elliott, Peter McIntyre and Philip N Britton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.22 || Published online: 16/3/2020
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Quarterly reports

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2019

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.50 || Published online: 15/6/2020
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 April to 30 June 2019

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.47 || Published online: 15/6/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2019

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.37 || Published online: 18/5/2020
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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 April to 30 June 2019

Kate Pennington and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.38 || Published online: 18/5/2020
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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 July to 30 September 2019

Kate Pennington and the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.40 || Published online: 18/5/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2019

Monica M Lahra and Rodney P Enriquez for The National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.3 || Published online: 17/2/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 April to 30 June 2018

Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez and CR Robert George for The National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.5 || Published online: 17/2/2020
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2019

Monica M Lahra and Rodney Enriquez for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.9 || Published online: 17/2/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 January to 31 March 2017

Monica M Lahra and Rodney P Enriquez for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.8 || Published online: 15/1/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 April to 30 June 2017

Monica M Lahra and Rodney P Enriquez for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.7 || Published online: 15/1/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 July to 30 September 2017

Monica M Lahra and Rodney P Enriquez on behalf of The National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.6 || Published online: 15/1/2020
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Annual report

SAEFVIC: Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in Victoria, Australia, 2018

Hazel J Clothier, Jock Lawrie, Georgina Lewis, Melissa Russell, Nigel W Crawford and Jim P Buttery || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.46 || Published online: 15/6/2020
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Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) 2017 and 2018: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions

Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Gemma L Saravanos, Samantha J Carlson, Philip N Britton, Nigel W Crawford, Nicholas J Wood, Helen S Marshall and Kristine K Macartney on behalf of the PAEDS network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.49 || Published online: 15/6/2020
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2018

Jason A Roberts, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim and Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.26 || Published online: 15/4/2020
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2017

Jason A Roberts, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim and Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.32 || Published online: 15/04/2020
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2016

Jason A Roberts, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim and Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.25 || Published online: 15/04/2020
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2015

Jason A Roberts, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Thomas Aitken and Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.24 || Published online: 15/04/2020
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2018

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Yung Thin Lee and Stanley Pang, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.18 || Published online: 16/3/2020
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2018

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Yung Thin Lee and Stanley Pang, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.19 || Published online: 16/3/2020
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Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia: annual report, 2018

Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Helen Quinn, Alexis Pillsbury, Catherine Glover, Megan Hickie, Nicholas Wood, Frank Beard and Kristine Macartney || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.12 || Published online: 16/3/2020
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Report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in 2018

Olivia H Price, Natalie Spirason, Cleve Rynehart, Sook Kwan Brown, Angela Todd, Heidi Peck, Manisha Patel, Sally Soppe, Ian G Barr and Michelle K Chow || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.16 || Published online: 16/3/2020
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2018

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez and Tiffany Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.10 || Published online: 16/3/2020
Full Text: (Word 1.09 MB) (PDF 3.02 MB)

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2018

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez and CR Robert George for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.4 || Published online: 17/2/2020
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Letter to the Editor

Influenza vaccination uptake in our most vulnerable groups: how well are we protecting them in 2019?

Frank Beard, Alexandra Hendry, Kristine Macartney || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.27 || Published online: 15/4/2020
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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. CDI is also available full-text on the Global Health database (CABI) and on the Elsevier services EMBASE and Scopus.

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 editor, and a designer. The editorial team is supported by an Editorial Advisory Board (EAB).

Editor: Tanja Farmer
Deputy Editor:
Simon Petrie
Design and Production: 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

CDI encourages submissions from practitioners in all disciplines across the public health field. Advanced trainees and postgraduate students are also encouraged to submit to CDI. CDI publishes original articles, systematic reviews, short reports, surveillance reports, systematic reviews, letters to the editor, policy / guidelines, notices to readers, and editorials. Original articles, short reports and systematic reviews are peer-reviewed. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for CDI please email the CDI Editorial Team (cdi.editor@health.gov.au) with your details and areas of expertise. More information about article types is available on the Instructions for Authors page. To ensure efficient handling of your manuscript, please adhere to the submission guidelines.

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 four 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