Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 38 No 4 - December 2014

This issue contains contains three original articles on disease outbreaks; two short reports on measles in a correctional facility and toxigenic cutaneous diphtheria; nine annual reports on meningococcal surveillance, antimicrobial resistance (3), rotavirus surveillance, Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease and tuberculosis in Australia (2), as well as the regular quarterly data reports.

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Original articles

An outbreak of gastroenteritis linked to a buffet lunch served at a Canberra restaurant
Timothy S Sloan-Gardner, Anna-Jane Glynn-Robinson, April Roberts-Witteveen, Radomir Krsteski, Keith Rogers, Andrew Kaye, Cameron RM Moffatt
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Surveillance snapshot of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals across Queensland detects binary toxin producing ribotype UK 244
Charlotte A Huber, Lisa Hall, Niki F Foster, Mareeka Gray, Michelle Allen, Leisha J Richardson, Jennifer Robson, Renu Vohra, Sanmarie Schlebusch, Narelle George, Graeme R Nimmo, Thomas V Riley, David L Paterson
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Histamine fish poisoning in Australia, 2001 to 2013
Katrina E Knope, Timothy S Sloan-Gardner, Russell J Stafford
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Short reports

Public health response to a measles outbreak in a large correctional facility, Queensland, 2013
Madhumati Chatterji, Anne M Baldwin, Rajendra Prakash, Susan A Vlack, Stephen B Lambert
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Toxigenic cutaneous diphtheria in a returned traveller
Nur R Abdul Rahim, Ann P Koehler, Doug D Shaw, Caitlin R Graham
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Annual reports

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2013
Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez
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Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013
Geoffrey W Coombs, Graeme R Nimmo, Denise A Daley, Tam T Le, Julie C Pearson, Hui-Leen Tan, James O Robinson, Peter J Collignon, Mary-Louise McLaws, John D Turnidge for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013
Geoffrey W Coombs, Julie C Pearson, Denise A Daley, Tam T Le, James O Robinson, Thomas Gottlieb, Benjamin P Howden, Paul DR Johnson, Catherine M Bennett, Timothy P Stinear, John D Turnidge for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Enterobacteriaceae Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013
John D Turnidge, Thomas Gottlieb, David H Mitchell, Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Jan M Bell for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program annual report, 2013
Carl D Kirkwood, Susie Roczo-Farkas, and the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2013
Marie Deverell, Yvonne A Zurynski, Elizabeth J Elliott, and all chief investigators of APSU surveillance studies
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia, update to December 2013
Genevieve M Klug, Alison Boyd, Shannon Sarros, Christiane Stehmann, Marion Simpson, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters, Steven J Collins
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Tuberculosis notifications in Australia, 2011
Christina Bareja, Justin Waring, Richard Stapledon, Cindy Toms, Paul Douglas and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia
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Tuberculosis in Australia: bacteriologically-confirmed cases and drug resistance, 2011
Richard Lumb, Ivan B Bastian, Peter J Jelfs, Terillee J Keehner, Sushil K Pandey, Aina Sievers
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Future reporting of tuberculosis in Australia
Richard Lumb
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Quarterly reports

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2013
The OzFoodNet Working Group
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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 July to 30 September 2014
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2014
Monica M Lahra, for the Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme
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Meningococcal surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2014
Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme
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Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 July to 30 September 2013
Monique B-N Chilver, Daniel Blakeley, Nigel P Stocks for the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network
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Policies and guidelines

Essential components of a tuberculosis control program within Australia
The National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee
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Call for reviewers
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Reviewers for Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2014
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CDI indexes

Index to Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2014
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Editor: Margaret Curran
Deputy Editor: Katrina Knope
Associate Editors: Timothy Sloan-Gardner, Fiona May

Editorial and Production Staff: Alison Milton, Leroy Trapani

ISSN 1445-4866 Online


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.