Reported foodborne illness and gastroenteritis in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2004 - Part 7

The OzFoodNet annual report for 2004 published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Vol 29 Issue Number 2, provides data and analysis of foodborne disease and disease outbreaks in Australia during 2004. The full report is available in 7 HTML documents. This document contains the References. The full report is also available in PDF format from this CDI's Table of contents page.

Page last updated: 15 June 2005

A print friendly PDF version of the full article is available from this Communicable Diseases Intelligence issue's table of contents.

The OzFoodNet Working Group


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2. Kennedy M, Villar R, Vugia DJ, et al Hospitalizations and deaths due to Salmonella infections, FoodNet, 1996–1999. Clin Infect Dis 2004;38 Suppl 3:S142–148.

3. Hall G, Kirk M, Becker N, et al Foodborne gastroenteritis in Australia, allowing for uncertainty of estimates. Emerg Infect Dis. In Press.

4. Hoffman RE, Greenblatt J, Matyas BT, Sharp DH, Esteban E, Hodge K, Liang A. Capacity of state and territorial health agencies to prevent foodborne illness. Emerg Infect Dis 2005;11:11–16.

5. Fisher IS, Threlfall EJ, Enter-net, Salm-gene. The Enter-net and Salm-gene databases of foodborne bacterial pathogens that cause human infections in Europe and beyond: an international collaboration in surveillance and the development of intervention strategies. Epidemiol Infect 2005;133:1–7.

6. Kasuga F, Hirota M, Wada M, et al Archiving of food samples from restaurants and caterers—quantitative profiling of outbreaks of foodborne salmonellosis in Japan. J Food Prot 2004;67:2024–2032.

7. Roberts JA, Sockett PN, Gill ON. Economic impact of a nationwide outbreak of salmonellosis: cost-benefit of early intervention. BMJ 1989;298:1227–30.

8. Allos BM, Moore MR, Griffin PM, Tauxe RV. Surveillance for sporadic foodborne disease in the 21st century: the FoodNet perspective. Clin Inf Dis 2004;38 Suppl 3:S115–S120.

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preliminary FoodNet data on the incidence of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food—10 sites, United States, 2004. MMWR Morb Moral Wkly Rep 2005;54:352–356.

10. Foodborne Illnesses Continue Downward Trend: 2010 Health Goals for E. coli O157 Reached. Unites States Department of Health and Human Services press release. April 14 2005. Available from: Accessed on 29 April 2005.

11. Ashbolt RE, Givney R, Gregory JE, et al Enhancing foodborne disease surveillance across Australia in 2001: the OzFoodNet Working Group. Commun Dis Intell 2002;26:22–27.

12. Lindenmayer P. Networking for health protection: the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. Commun Dis Intell 2001;25:266–269.

13. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 3201.0 Population by age and sex, Australian states and territories, June 2004. Canberra 2004.

14. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australia 's mothers and babies 2002. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra 2004.

15. Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C, Spencer J, Milton A, Bunn C, et al. Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2002: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. Commun Dis Intell 2004;28:6–68.

16. Carter K, Wang J. Salmonella Typhimurium 9 outbreak linked to a Melbourne pizza restaurant. Victorian Infectious Diseases Bulletin 2004;7:30–32.

17. OzFoodNet Working Group. Foodborne disease investigation across Australia: annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2003. Commun Dis Intell 2004;28:359–389.

18. Abelson P. The cost of foodborne illness in Australia. Forthcoming. Australian Government of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2005.

19. Owen R, Gregory J, Stafford R, Dalton C, Kirk M. How safe is our seafood? An analysis of foodborne disease outbreak data in Australia. Communicable Disease Control Conference 2005, Sydney, 2–3 May 2005.

20. Stafford R, Unicomb L, Ashbolt R, Kirk M, OzFoodNet Working Group. The burden of Campylobacter infections in Australia. Communicable Disease Control Conference 2005, Sydney, 2–3 May 2005.

21. Meldrum RJ, Tucker D, Edwards C. Baseline rates of Campylobacter and Salmonella in raw chicken in Wales, United Kingdom, in 2002. J Food Prot 2004;67:1226–1228.

22. Millard G, Rockliff S. Microbiological status of raw chilled chicken meat, 1999–2000. Australian Capital Territory Health Department, 2000, Canberra, Available from: Accessed on 29 April 2005.

23. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for Confirmation of Foodborne-Disease Outbreaks. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2000;49(SS01):54–62.

24. Lyon MJ, Smith GA. Epidemic viral gastroenteritis in Queensland linked to a new norovirus variant. Communicable Disease Control Conference 2005, Sydney, 2–3 May 2005.

25. Lopman B, Vennema H, Kohli E, et al. Increase in viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Europe and epidemic spread of new norovirus variant. Lancet 2004;363:682–688.

26. Lopman BA, Reacher MH, Vipond IB, Sarangi J, Brown DW. Clinical manifestation of norovirus gastroenteritis in health care settings. Clin Infect Dis 2004;39:318–324.

27. Ward B, Andrews R, Gregory J, Lightfoot D. The use of sequential studies in a salmonellosis outbreak linked to continental custard cakes. Epidemiol Infect 2002;129:287–293.

28. Sobel J, Griffin PM, Slutsker L, Swerdlow DL, Tauxe RV. Investigation of multistate foodborne disease outbreaks. Public Health Rep 2002;117:8–19.

29. Oxenford C, Owen R, Wettle B, Yohannes K, Kirk M. A trial of a web-based database to investigate a mock outbreak of Salmonella Mordor amongst hobbits. Communicable Disease Control Conference 2005, Sydney, 2–3 May 2005.


This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Vol 29 No 2, June 2005.

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