Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection and Response, 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: 28 October 2021

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2021 Articles

Editorial

Announcement of a change in CDI’s editorship

CDI Editorial Team || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.13 || Published online: 26/2/2021
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Notice to readers

ATAGI 2021 annual statement on immunisation (Last updated: 19 September 2021)

Catherine Tran, Clayton Chiu, Allen C Cheng, Nigel W Crawford, Michelle L Giles, Kristine K Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, on behalf of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.60 || Published online: 28/10/2021
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Letter to the Editor

SARS-CoV-2 public health investigation in an aged care facility and challenges with serological screening in low pre-test probability settings

Nicolas R Smoll, Carmel Taylor, Ross Martin, Sarah Wheatley, Peter Moore, Mitchell Finger, Frederick Moore, Sanmarié Schlebusch, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.42 || Published online: 16/8/2021
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High influenza vaccination uptake in Victorian healthcare workers in 2020

Lyn-li Lim, Alex J Hoskins, Leon J Worth, Katherine C Walker, Ann L Bull, Noleen Bennett || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.37 || Published online: 22/7/2021
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Influenza vaccination uptake in Australia in 2020: impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Frank Beard, Alexandra Hendry, Kristine Macartney || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.10 || Published online: 26/2/2021
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Original articles

COVID-19 in health care workers, Australia 2020

Anna C Rafferty, Moira C Hewitt, Rose Wright, Freya Hogarth, Nick Coatsworth, Frances Ampt, Sally Dougall, Charles Alpren, Louise Causer, Cushla Coffey, Angela Wakefield, Suzy Campbell, Nevada Pingault, Michelle Harlock, Kylie J Smith, Martyn D Kirk || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.57 || Published online: 28/10/2021
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The ATHENA COVID-19 Study: Cohort profile and first findings for people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Queensland, 1 January to 31 December 2020

Jennifer Welsh, Rosemary J Korda, Ellie Paige, Mark A Morgan, Hsei-Di Law, Tony Stanton, Zoltan MJ Bourne, M Ximena Tolosa, Kim Greaves, for the ATHENA (Australians Together Health Initiative) COVID-19 Project Team || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.51 || Published online: 30/9/2021
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Re-emergence of dengue virus in regional Queensland: 2019 dengue virus outbreak in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Australia

Jacina Walker, Alyssa Pyke, Paul Florian, Fred Moore, Nicolas Smoll, Odewumi Adegbija, Arifuzzaman Khan, Rashidul Hasan, Heidi Carroll, Rachael Rodney Harris, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.31 || Published online: 15/6/2021
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Repatriation operation in South Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic: initial planning and preparedness

Sonali Meena, Joel Chan, Tuong-Vi Phan, Samantha Butenko, Jenny Hurley, Paul McGowen, Emily Kirkpatrick, Lisa Upton, Razlyn Abdul Rahim, Matthew McConnell, Robert Hall || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.29 || Published online: 27/5/2021
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Influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities in New South Wales in 2017: impact and lessons for surveillance

Tony Merritt, Craig Dalton, Sheena Kakar, Mark Ferson, Priscilla Stanley, Robin Gilmour || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.22 || Published online: 30/4/2021
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Seasonality in testing and positive respiratory bacterial infections in the Australian Capital Territory, 1997–2007

Xinyi Liu, Aparna Lal, Alice Richardson || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.16 || Published online: 31/3/2021
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Is gentamicin a viable therapeutic option for treating resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in New South Wales?

Benjamin H Armstrong, Athena Limnios, David A Lewis, Tiffany Hogan, Ratan Kundu, Sanghamitra Ray, Masoud Shoushtari, Jasmin El Nasser, Tim Driscoll, Monica M Lahra || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.12 || Published online: 26/2/2021
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Pandemics in New South Wales prisons: the more things change...

Stephen Hampton, Kathryn M Weston, Louella R McCarthy, Tobias Mackinnon || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.7 || Published online: 29/1/2021
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Short reports

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test results across symptomatic COVID-19 cases in Auckland, New Zealand, February–June 2020

Kevin Howe, Michael Hale, Gary Edwin Reynolds || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.32 || Published online: 15/6/2021
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Decreased incidence of enterovirus and norovirus infections during the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria, Australia, 2020

Leesa D Bruggink, Arnau Garcia-Clapes, Thomas Tran, Julian D Druce, Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.5 || Published online: 29/1/2021
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Quarterly reports

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2021

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.47 || Published online: 30/8/2021
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 October to 31 December 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.44 || Published online: 30/8/2021
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2021

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan, for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.45 || Published online: 30/8/2021
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 October to 31 December 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan, for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.36 || Published online: 22/7/2021
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Annual reports

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2020 (Updated: 15 September 2021)

Monica M Lahra, Tiffany R Hogan, Masoud Shoushtari, Benjamin H Armstrong, for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.58 || Published online: 28/10/2021
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2020

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Guy D Eslick, Gulam Khandaker, Angela Berkhout, Daniel Novakovic, Julia ML Brotherton, Skye McGregor, Jonathan King, Ece Egilmezer, Robert Booy, Cheryl A Jones, William Rawlinson, Bruce R Thorley and Elizabeth J Elliott || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.59 || Published online: 28/10/2021
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2020

Matthew B Kaye, Arnau Garcia-Clapes, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Presa Chanthalavanh, Leesa Bruggink, Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.56 || Published online: 28/10/2021
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Monitoring the incidence and causes of disease potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2016

The OzFoodNet Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.52 || Published online: 30/9/2021
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Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) 2019: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions

Nicole Dinsmore, Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Catherine Glover, Sonia Dougherty, Alissa McMinn, Nigel Crawford, Helen Marshall, Samantha J Carlson, Christopher Blyth, Ryan Lucas, Adam Irwin, Kristine Macartney, Philip N Britton, and Nicholas Wood on behalf of the PAEDS network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.53 || Published online: 30/9/2021
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2020

Monica M Lahra, CR Robert George, Masoud Shoushtari and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.46 || Published online: 30/8/2021
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Report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in 2019

Heidi Peck, Jean Moselen, Sook Kwan Brown, Megan Triantafilou, Hilda Lau, Miguel Grau, Ian G Barr, Vivian KY Leung || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.43 || Published online: 16/8/2021
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to 31 December 2020

Christiane Stehmann, Matteo Senesi, Shannon Sarros, Amelia McGlade, Victoria Lewis, Marion Simpson, Genevieve Klug, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters, Steven Collins || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.38 || Published online: 22/7/2021
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Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2013–2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.21 || Published online: 15/6/2021
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Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2016: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

NNDSS Annual Report Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.28 || Published online: 27/05/2021
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Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia annual report, 2019

Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Helen Quinn, Alexis Pillsbury, Catherine Glover, Megan Hickie, Nicholas Wood, Frank Beard, Kristine Macartney || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.23 || Published online: 30/4/2021
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Immunisation Coverage Annual Report 2018

Brynley Hull, Alexandra Hendry, Aditi Dey, Peter McIntyre, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.17 || Published online: 31/3/2021
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Immunisation Coverage Annual Report 2019

Brynley Hull, Alexandra Hendry, Aditi Dey, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.18 || Published online: 31/3/2021
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Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2018

Susie Roczo-Farkas, Julie E Bines, and the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.6 || Published online: 29/1/2021
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Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2019

Sarah Thomas, Celeste M Donato, Susie Roczo-Farkas, Jenny Hua, Julie E Bines and the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.4 || Published online: 29/1/2021
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Surveillance summary

Notifiable diseases after implementation of COVID-19 public health prevention measures in Central Queensland, Australia

Odewumi Adegbija, Jacina Walker, Nicolas Smoll, Arifuzzaman Khan, Julieanne Graham, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.11 || Published online: 26/2/2021
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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 || Last updated: 27/5/2021
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Erratum

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to 31 December 2020 - Erratum to Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2021;45 (https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.38)

Christiane Stehmann, Matteo Senesi, Shannon Sarros, Amelia McGlade, Victoria Lewis, Marion Simpson, Genevieve Klug, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters, Steven Collins || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.40 || Published online: 9/8/2021
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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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Original articles

An evaluation of enhanced surveillance of hospitalised COVID-19 patients to inform the public health response in Victoria

Stephanie J Curtis, Zoe Cutcher, Judith A Brett, Simon Burrell, Michael J Richards, Daneeta Hennessy, Rebecca F Gang, Colleen L Lau, Stacey L Rowe || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.98 || Published online: 24/12/2020
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Hospital outcomes after a COVID-19 diagnosis from January to May 2020 in New South Wales Australia

Bette Liu, Paula Spokes, Maria Alfaro-Ramirez, Kate Ward, John Kaldor || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.97 || Published online: 24/12/2020
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Bacterial Ocular Surveillance System (BOSS) Sydney, Australia 2017-2018

Stephanie L. Watson, Barrie J Gatus, Maria Cabrera-Aguas, Benjamin H Armstrong, CR Robert George, Pauline Khoo, Monica M Lahra || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.86 || Published online: 25/11/2020
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The effect of COVID-19 public health measures on nationally notifiable diseases in Australia: preliminary analysis

Amy Bright, Anna-Jane Glynn-Robinson, Stacey Kane, Rose Wright and Nathan Saul || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.85 || Published online: 5/11/2020
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Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Streptococcus pyogenes in the Newcastle area

Paul A Wilson, Hemalatha Varadhan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.82 || Published online: 15/10/2020
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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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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

Surveillance summary

Buruli ulcer: a new case definition for Victoria

Juliana M Betts, Ee Laine Tay, Paul D R Johnson, Caroline J Lavender, Katherine B Gibney, Daniel P O’Brien, Maria Globan, Nectaria Tzimourtas, Miriam A O’Hara, Simon R Crouch || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.93 || Published online: 21/12/2020
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Short report

Physical distancing and non-respiratory notifiable diseases in the Northern Territory, March-May 2020

Ouli Xie, Peter G Markey, Anthony D K Draper, Vicki L Krause || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.90 || Published online: 25/11/2020
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A fatal case of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli linked to a private drinking water supply

Rebecca M Schack, Mark Handby, Joy Gregory, Nela Subasinghe, Shaun P Coutts || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.89 || Published online: 25/11/2020
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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

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2020

Monica M. Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.95 || Published online: 21/12/2020
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 July to 30 September 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.96 || Published online: 21/12/2020
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 April to 30 June 2020

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari and Sanghamitra Ray || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.81 || Published online: 15/10/2020
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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/cdi.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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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

Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2019

Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Matthew E Kaye, Leesa Bruggink, Presa Chanthalavanh, Arnau Garcia-Clapes, Jason A Roberts, Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.94 || Published online: 21/12/2020
Full Text: (Word 257.35 KB) (PDF 2.95 MB)

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GNSOP) Annual Report 2019

Jan M Bell, Alicia Fajardo Lubian, Sally Partridge, Thomas Gottlieb, Jonathan Iredell, Denise A Daley, Geoffrey W Coombs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.80 || Published online: 15/10/2020
Full Text: (Word 114.27 KB) (PDF 2.92 MB)

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GNSOP) Annual Report 2018

Jan M Bell, Thomas Gottlieb, Denise A Daley, Geoffrey W Coombs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.79 || Published online: 15/10/2020
Full Text: (Word 84.32 KB) (PDF 2.94 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 116.58 KB) (PDF 3.22 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 92.36 KB) (PDF 2.93 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 167.27 KB) (PDF 3.09 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 1.31 MB) (PDF 3.19 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 180.62 KB) (PDF 3 MB)

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
Full Text: (PDF 3.09 MB) (Word 141.42 KB)

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
Full Text: (Word 1.46 MB) (PDF 3.47 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 348.98 KB) (PDF 3.12 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 257.36 KB) (PDF 2.89 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 269.73 KB) (PDF 2.89 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 378.69 KB) (PDF 2.89 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 231.11 KB) (PDF 2.89 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 95.37 KB) (PDF 2.89 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 85.32 KB) (PDF 2.86 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 972.5 KB) (PDF 3.14 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 772.01 KB) (PDF 3.49 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 200 KB) (PDF 3.13 MB)

Multi-year report

Tuberculosis notifications in Australia, 2015–2018

Amy Bright, Justin T Denholm, Chris Coulter, Justin Waring and Rick Stapledon on behalf of the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and the Australian Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.88 || Published online: 25/11/2020
Full Text: (Word 1.07 MB) (PDF 3.31 MB)

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
Full Text: (Word 289.5 KB) (PDF 2.83 MB)

About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Aims

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection and Response, 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:Jennie Hood
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