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Notices to readers

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) Symposium: 18 November 2022

CDI Editorial Team || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.79 || Published online: 17/11/2022
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ATAGI 2022 Annual Statement on Immunisation

Catherine T Tran, Madeline Valeri, Clayton Chiu, Michelle L Giles, Allen C Cheng, Kristine K Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, Nigel W Crawford on behalf of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.67 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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Editorial

Announcement of a change in CDI’s editorship

CDI Editorial Team || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.31 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Letters to the Editor

Upskilling the public health workforce in communicable disease control

Michelle McPherson, Silvana Bettiol, Nicola Stephens || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.74 || Published online: 17/11/2022
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Public health response to a norovirus viral gastroenteritis outbreak in early childhood learning centres in Victoria, Australia, 2021

George P Drewett, Anna-Lena Arnold, Leesa Bruggink, Sarah Borg, Kaye Sturge, Bruce Bolam || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.64 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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First case of NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii isolated in Timor-Leste

Nevio Sarmento, Tessa Oakley, Joana C Belo, Virginia L da Conceição, Carolina da C Maia, Celia G Santos, Elfiana Amaral, Lucia Toto, Endang S da Silva, Ian Marr, Jennifer Yan, Joshua R Francis || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.65 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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HIV risk and gonococcal genotype: Opportunities to improve passive surveillance for prompt identification of syndemics?

Sara FE Bell, Stephen B Lambert, Amy V Jennison, Christine JD Guglielmino, Robert S Ware, David M Whiley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.22 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Original articles

Undetected serovars: leptospirosis cases in the Cairns region during the 2021 wet season

Caroline Taunton, Carol El Hayek, Emma Field, Sally Rubenach, Juliet Esmonde, Simon Smith, Annie Preston-Thomas || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.70 || Published online: 17/11/2022
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The value of active follow up of a newly acquired hepatitis B infection – lessons for current approaches

Adam G Capon, Anthea L Katelaris, Eleanor Sullivan, Nicolas Gonzalez, Alice Zhu, Maria Browne, Milica Mihajlovic, Mark J Ferson, Vicky Sheppeard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.71 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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Donuts for weight loss? A norovirus outbreak associated with a bakery in the Australian Capital Territory

Keeley Allen, Felicity Greenville, Alexandra Marmor, Natasha Waters, Victoria Wansink, Lyndell Hudson, Nevada Pingault || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.69 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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Hepatitis A outbreak in Australia linked to imported Medjool dates, June–September 2021

Caitlin O’Neill, Neil Franklin, Alan Edwards, Tania Martin, Jacinta O’Keefe, Kathy Jackson, Nevada Pingault, Keira Glasgow || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.68 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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Hepatitis B prevalence in women giving birth in the Northern Territory, Australia, 2005–2015

Amalie Dyda, Skye McGregor, Paula Binks, Jane Davies, Steven YC Tong, Vicki Krause, Peter Markey, Shu Li Qin Li, Joshua S Davis, John M Kaldor, Bette Liu || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.62 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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Outbreaks of Human Metapneumovirus in Western Sydney Aged-Care Facilities in 2018

Christian G Jones, Elizabeth Escarate, Elizabeth Clarke, Penelope Clark, Sophie Norton, Shopna Bag, Jen Kok, Dominic Dwyer, Richard I Lindley, Robert Booy || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.54 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Using artificial intelligence for personal protective equipment guidance for healthcare workers in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Veronica A Preda, Anand Jayapadman, Alexandra Zacharakis, Farah Magrabi, Terry Carney, Peter Petocz, Michael Wilson || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.51 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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How do general practitioners test and treat gonococcal infections in the Australian Capital Territory? Implications for disease surveillance and control

Lorane Gaborit, Ben Polkinghorne, Alexandra Marmor || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.45 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Pens down: An outbreak of the B.1.617.2 SARS-CoV-2 variant in an Australian high school, August 2021

Keeley Allen, Alexandra Marmor, Davoud Pourmarzi || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.44 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: diphtheria 1999–2019

Noni E Winkler, Aditi Dey, Helen E Quinn, Davoud Pourmarzi, Stephen Lambert, Peter McIntyre, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.42 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: measles, 2012–2019

Noni E Winkler, Aditi Dey, Helen E Quinn, Davoud Pourmarzi, Stephen Lambert, Peter McIntyre, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.38 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of legionellosis in Northern Australia, 2010–2021

Claire Waller, Kevin Freeman, Shereen Labib, Rob Baird || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.34 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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Public health response following an iGAS outbreak in a residential aged care facility in Queensland

Jai C Van Zeeland, Heshani Rupasinghe, Megan K Young || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.35 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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How accurately does the Australian Immunisation Register identify children overdue for vaccine doses? A national cross-sectional study

Lauren G Dalton, Kelley N Meder, Frank H Beard, Aditi Dey, Brynley P Hull, Kristine K Macartney, Peter B McIntyre || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.10 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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SMS reminders to improve the uptake and timeliness of the primary immunisation series in infants: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

Kerry-Ann F O’Grady, Michelle Kaus, Lee Jones, Gary Boddy, Sheree Rablin, Jack Roberts, Daniel Arnold, Sarah Parfitt, Renee Johnston, Kerry K Hall, Sallyanne Le Gros-Wilson, Kaley Butten, Maree Toombs, Stephen B Lambert || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.15 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Two Treponema pallidum strains account for the majority of syphilis infections, including among females, in Queensland, Australia

Emma L Sweeney, Kym Lowry, Mandy Seel, Frashta Rahimi, Julian Langton-Lockton, Cheryl Bletchly, Graeme R Nimmo and David M Whiley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.26 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Scary to get, more scary not to: COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among healthcare workers in Central Queensland, Australia, a cross-sectional survey

Gwenda Chapman, Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam, Arifuzzaman Khan, Nicolas Smoll, Odewumi Adegbija, Michael Kirk, Gulam Khandaker, Kerrie Wiley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.30 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Household transmission of COVID-19 in 2020 in New South Wales, Australia

Anna A Sordo, Andrew Dunn, Evangeline RK Gardiner, Tracie A Reinten, Tracy SF Tsang, Lucy Deng, Bette C Liu || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.16 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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An outbreak of leptospirosis associated with cattle workers during the wet season, in the Northern Territory of Australia, 2021

Damien R Brown, Ruwani Peiris, Claire Waller, Elizabeth M Stedman, Susanne E Fitzpatrick, Vicki L Krause, Anthony DK Draper || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.23 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Time taken by individuals with respiratory symptoms to present to primary care: a descriptive study of assessments at Australian General Practitioner-led respiratory clinics

Victoria E Mansell, Theophilus I Emeto, Stephanie Davis || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.20 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Nocardiosis in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region from 2010 to 2019

Darcy Gray, Simeon Crawford, Peter Newton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.7 || Published online: 16/02/2022
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Utilisation of antimicrobials used to treat bacterial pneumonia in principal referral hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia, 2020

Erin Connor, Kavita Rasiah, Nadine Hillock || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.6 || Published online: 16/02/2022
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The 2018 annual cost burden for children under five years of age hospitalised with respiratory syncytial virus in Australia

Natasha K Brusco, Annette Alafaci, Jane Tuckerman, Helena Frawley, Jeremy Pratt, Andrew J Daley, Angela K Todd, Yi-Mo Deng, Kanta Subbarao, Ian Barr, Nigel W Crawford || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.5 || Published online: 16/02/2022
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: Pertussis, 2013–2018

Kushani S Marshall, Helen E Quinn, Alexis J Pillsbury, Julia E Maguire, Robyn M Lucas, Aditi Dey, Frank H Beard, Kristine K Macartney, Peter B McIntyre || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.3 || Published online: 27/1/2022
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Salmonellosis in Australia in 2020: possible impacts of COVID-19 related public health measures

Barbara P F Davis, Janaki Amin, Neil Franklin, Paul J Beggs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.2 || Published online: 27/1/2022
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Short reports

Changes in norovirus incidence in Victoria, Australia, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020–2021

Leesa D Bruggink || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.61 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant on a single liquified natural gas (LNG) vessel, with estimates of vaccine effectiveness

Nicolas Smoll, Jacina Walker, Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam, Jill Auriac, Ross Andrews, Andrew Jeremijenko, Michael Kirk, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.40 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Vaccine breakthrough infections in a highly-vaccinated Australian population during a SARS-CoV-2 Delta outbreak

Meru Sheel, Tze Vun Voo, Nevada Pingault, Timothy S Sloan-Gardner, Alexandra Marmor, Martyn D Kirk, Vanessa Johnston, Kerryn Coleman || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.32 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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Effect of COVID-19 restrictions and border closures on vaccine preventable diseases in Victoria, Australia, 2020–2021

Paraag Bhatt, Janet Strachan, Marion Easton, Lucinda Franklin, George Drewett || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.29 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Queensland typhoid cluster linked to twelve-year carriage of Salmonella Typhi

Marguerite Dalmau, Shuo Meng Song, Megan Young, Stephen Lambert, Rikki Graham, Gino Micalizzi, Emma Field, Robert Bell, Amy V Jennison, Russell Stafford || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.27 || Published online: 19/5/2022
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Defining the peak: Point prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 using randomised sampling

Andre L Wattiaux, Fiona May, Terresa Allen, Tracy Bladen, Brielle Pery, Lisa McHugh, Vicki Slinko, Alice Sykes, Lashan De Silva, Jay Bajra, Ross Andrews, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.24 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia

Michelle Harlock, Stewart Quinn, Alison R Turnbull || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.8 || Published online: 16/02/2022
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Quarterly reports

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2022

Monica M Lahra, Sanghamitra Ray and Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.56 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 October to 31 December 2021

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.43 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2022

Monica M Lahra, Sanghamitra Ray and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.36 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2021

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.19 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 October to 31 December 2021

Monica M. Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.21 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2021

Monica M Lahra, Masoud Shoushtari, Tiffany R Hogan, for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.1 || Published online: 27/1/2022
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Annual reports

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Surveillance Outcome Program (AESOP) - Bloodstream Infection Annual Report 2021

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Princy Shoby, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.77 || Published online: 17/11/2022
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Surveillance Outcome Program (GnSOP) - Bloodstream Infection Annual Report 2021

Jan M Bell, Alicia Fajardo Lubian, Sally R Partridge, Thomas Gottlieb, Jenny Robson, Jonathan R Iredell, Denise A Daley, Geoffrey W Coombs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.78 || Published online: 17/11/2022
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2021

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Guy D Eslick, Angela Berkhout, Daniel Novakovic, Julia ML Brotherton, Skye McGregor, Laila Khawar, Gulam Khandaker, Robert Booy, Cheryl A Jones, William Rawlinson, Bruce R Thorley, Elizabeth J Elliott || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.66 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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Report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza during 2020–2021

Genevieve O’Neill, Ammar Aziz, Miku Kuba, Sook Kwan Brown, Hilda Lau, Sally Soppe, Mariana Baz, Heidi Peck, Yi-Mo Deng, Kanta Subbarao, Ian G Barr || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.63 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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Annual immunisation coverage report 2020

Brynley Hull, Alexandra Hendry, Aditi Dey, Julia Brotherton, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.60 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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Monitoring the incidence and causes of disease potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2017

The OzFoodNet Working Group || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.59 || Published online: 26/09/2022
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2021

Monica M Lahra, Tiffany R Hogan, Benjamin H Armstrong, for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.52 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2021

Matthew B Kaye, Arnau Garcia-Clapes, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Presa Chanthalavanh, Leesa Bruggink, Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.55 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to 31 December 2021

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.2022.46.53 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2021

Monica M Lahra, CR Robert George and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.46 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia annual report, 2020

Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Helen Quinn, Alexis Pillsbury, Megan Hickie, Lucy Deng, Nicholas Wood, Frank Beard, Kristine Macartney || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.47 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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FluTracking: Weekly online community based surveillance of influenza-like illness in Australia, 2018 Annual Report

Zachary L Howard, Sandra J Carlson, Sarah Moberley, Michelle Butler, Craig B Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.41 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2020

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Nicholas W T Yee, Princy Shoby, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.17 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2020

Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Nicholas W T Yee, Princy Shoby, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.18 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2019: the Influenza Complications Alert Network FluCAN

Allen C Cheng, Dominic E Dwyer, Mark Holmes, Louis B Irving, Graham Simpson, Sanjaya Senanayake, Tony Korman, N Deborah Friedman, Louise Cooley, Peter Wark, Anna Holwell, Simon Bowler, John W Upham, Daniel M Fatovich, Grant W Waterer, Kristine Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, Nigel Crawford, Jim Buttery, Helen S Marshall, Julia E Clark, Joshua Francis, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.14 || Published online: 26/4/2022
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GnSOP) Annual Report 2020

Jan M Bell, Alicia Fajardo Lubian, Sally R Partridge, Thomas Gottlieb, Jonathan Iredell, Denise A Daley, Geoffrey W Coombs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.11 || Published online: 28/03/2022
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Surveillance for severe influenza and COVID-19 in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2020: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN)

Husna Begum, Dominic E Dwyer, Mark Holmes, Louis B Irving, Graham Simpson, Sanjaya Senanayake, Tony Korman, N Deborah Friedman, Louise Cooley, Peter Wark, Simon Bowler, Jen Kok, John W Upham, Daniel M Fatovich, Grant W Waterer, Kristine Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, Nigel Crawford, Jim Buttery, Helen S Marshall, Julia E Clark, Joshua R Francis, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly, Allen C Cheng || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.13 || Published online: 28/03/2022
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Multi-year reports

Summary of National Surveillance Data on Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia, 2016-2018 Final Report

Cyra Patel, Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Peter McIntyre, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.28 || Published online: 23/6/2022
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Report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2011 to 2018

Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Section || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.12 || Published online: 28/03/2022
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Policy and guidelines

Not everything that can be counted counts: defining and evaluating tuberculosis mortality in Australia

Justin T Denholm on behalf of the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.72 || Published online: 20/10/2022
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The Strategic Plan for Control of Tuberculosis in Australia, 2021–2025

The National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.48 || Published online: 21/7/2022
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Erratum

Utilisation of antimicrobials used to treat bacterial pneumonia in principal referral hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia, 2020
Erratum to Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2022;46 (https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.6)

Erin Connor, Kavita Rasiah, Nadine Hillock || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.50 || Published online: 18/8/2022
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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 Noel Lally
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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