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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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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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Original articles

Retrospective analysis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case notifications in Australia (1999–2018)

Hendrik S Camphor, Kerri Viney, Ben Polkinghorne, Kate Pennington || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.68 || Published online: 17/8/2020
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Australian mumps serosurvey 2012–2013: any cause for concern?

Cyra Patel, Frank Beard, Alexandra Hendry, Helen Quinn, Aditi Dey, Kristine Macartney, Linda Hueston, Dominic E Dwyer, Peter McIntyre || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.67 || Published online: 17/8/2020
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Australia’s national zoster vaccination program: Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of general practitioners

Harunor Rashid, Aditi Dey, Ramesh Manocha, Mohamed Tashani, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.59 || Published online: 15/7/2020
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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
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Reports

Short report

High COVID-19 attack rate among attendees of wedding events in Bali, Indonesia, March 2020

Bhavi Ravindran, Freya Hogarth, Kirsten Williamson, Rose Wright, Martyn Kirk, Craig Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.76 || Published online: 16/9/2020
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An outbreak of serotype-1 sequence type 306 invasive pneumococcal disease in an Australian Indigenous population

Heather M Cook, Carolien M Giele, Sanjay H Jayasinghe, Angela Wakefield, Vicki L Krause for the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.66 || Published online: 15/9/2020
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Identifying early changes in influenza vaccination uptake following a government funded immunisation program using a participatory community surveillance program

Sarah A Moberley, Sandra J Carlson, David N Durrheim and Craig B Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.57 || Published online: 15/7/2020
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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

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 July to 30 September 2019

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.73 || Published online: 15/9/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 April to 30 June 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.74 || Published online: 15/9/2020
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoustari, Tiffany R. Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.65 || Published online: 17/8/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 January to 31 March 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.61 || Published online: 15/7/2020
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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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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 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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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 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 reports

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2019

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Shakeel Mowlaboccus and Stanley Pang, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.71 || Published online: 15/9/2020
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2019

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Stanley Pang || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.72 || Published online: 15/9/2020
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2019

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Skye McGregor, Jonathan King, Julia ML Brotherton, Daniel Novakovic, Robert Booy, Cheryl A Jones, William Rawlinson, Bruce R Thorley and Elizabeth J Elliott || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.60 || Published online: 17/8/2020
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2019

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.62 || Published online: 17/8/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2019

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, CR Robert George, Benjamin H Armstrong and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.58 || Published online: 15/7/2020
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance in Australia Annual Report: December 2019

Christiane Stehmann, Matteo Senesi, Shannon Sarros, Amelia McGlade, Marion Simpson, Genevieve Klug, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters and Steven Collins || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.56 || Published online: 15/7/2020
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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
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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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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).

Editors:
Tanja Farmer
Cindy Toms
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

Correspondence

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


ISSN

ISSN: 2209-6051 (Online)


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