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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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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

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 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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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2020

Monica M Lahra, Tiffany R Hogan, Masoud Shoushtari, Benjamin H Armstrong, for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2021.45.24 || Published online: 30/4/2021
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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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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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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 and 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

Correspondence

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


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.