Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health and Aged Care. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

Page last updated: 21 November 2023

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2023 Articles

Notices to readers

World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week 2023

Antimicrobial Resistance Policy Section, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care || Published online: 16/11/2023
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The APPRISE Virtual Biobank for Infectious Diseases

Miranda Z Smith, Maureen Turner, Javier Haurat, Irani Thevarajan, Justin Denholm, Steven YC Tong, Gail V Matthews, Rowena A Bull, Marianne Martinello, James McMahon, Allison Imrie, Priyanka E Pillai || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.66 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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ATAGI 2023 Annual Statement on Immunisation

Madeline Valeri, Shireen Durrani, Catherine Tran, Clayton Chiu, Kristine K Macartney, Michelle L Giles, Nigel W Crawford on behalf of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.42 || Published online: 27/7/2023
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Editorial

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws (17 March 1953 – 12 August 2023)

Contributions from Jocelyne Basseal, Peter Collignon, Kathy Dempsey, Susan Jain, Raina MacIntyre, Cathryn Murphy, Robyn Richmond, and Sharon Salmon || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.57 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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Letters to the Editor

Characterisation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates in the Northern Territory of Australia

Matthew Howes, Dimitrios Menouhos, Stefanos Christofis, Jann Hennessy, Rob Baird || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.31 || Published online: 25/05/2023
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A comparison of post-COVID vaccine myocarditis classification using the Brighton Collaboration criteria versus Centre for Disease Control criteria

Tessa R Marshall, Silja Schrader, Laura Voss, Jim P Buttery, Nigel W Crawford, Daryl R Cheng || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.2 || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Staphylococcus lugdunensis and coagulase-negative staphylococci species characterisation in a tropical climate

Matthew Howes, Rob Baird || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.3 || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Original articles

A five-year analysis of latent tuberculosis infection in Queensland, 2016–2020

Marguerite Dalmau, Chris Coulter, Bridget O’Connor, Jennifer Robson, Emma Field, Stephen Lambert || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.71 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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A cluster of leptospirosis cases associated with crocodile workers in the Northern Territory, Australia, 2022

Astrid M Stark, Michael Nohrenberg, Anthony DK Draper, Kimberley E McMahon, Thalia A Hewitt, Kelly Lomas, Vicki L Krause || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.70 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Enhanced surveillance of notifications of hepatitis C to Queensland Health up to 19 years previously

TS Mekala Fernando, Stephen B Lambert, Robert Kemp, Linda A Selvey || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.63 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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Using notifications data to increase hepatitis C testing and treatment rates in Queensland

Morris Carpenter, Linda A Selvey, Stephen B Lambert, Robert Kemp || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.62 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: tetanus 2003–2019

Eliora SG Morris, Aditi Dey, Kaitlyn Vette, Harunor Rashid, Nicholas Wood, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.61 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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Public health response to an outbreak of meningococcal B disease in a secondary school in Far North Queensland

Tonia J Marquardt, Josh Hanson, Annie Preston-Thomas, Carlie Thirlwell, Asha Kakkanat, Nancy Goncalves || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.50 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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The impact of the National Shingles Vaccination Program on the epidemiology of herpes zoster among adults ≥ 60 years in Victoria, Australia

Madeleine J Marsland, Anna Glynn-Robinson, Rebecca F Gang, Janet Strachan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.56 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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First documented gymnasium cluster of COVID-19 with whole genome sequencing in Australia

Bhavi Ravindran, Elizabeth Gatens, Naru Pal, Vicky Sheppeard, Anna Calik, Kate Alexander, Khizar Ashraf, Alicia Arnott, Vitali Sintchenko, Craig B Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.55 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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Lessons from the re-emergence of imported measles cases following the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria, Australia

Madeleine J Marsland, Janet Strachan, Rebecca F Gang, Miriam O’Hara, Nicole M Hughes, Anna Glynn-Robinson || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.54 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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Several confirmed and probable zoonotic cases of toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans, Queensland, Australia

Vicki G Slinko, Christine JD Guglielmino, Alexandra M Uren, James KG Smith, Deborah Neucom, Nicolas R Smoll, Rikki MA Graham, Ning-Xia Fang, Helen V Smith, Amanda E Armstrong, Alison A Kenny, Janet L Farmer, Catherine A Quagliotto, Amy V Jennison || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.53 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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Epidemiology of Group A Streptococcal bacteraemia in Hunter New England Local Health District, 2008 to 2019

Kirsten M Williamson, Hemalatha Varadhan, Kylie Taylor, Kristy Crooks, Katie Brett, Charlee Law, Michelle Butler, Trent Butler, Emily Green, Joshua S Davis, Paul Wilson, Tambri Housen, Tony Merritt, David N Durrheim || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.49 || Published online: 24/8/2023
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Socio-environmental and clinical features of invasive group A streptococcal disease in the Northern Territory of Australia

Johanna M Birrell, Rowena Boyd, Bart J Currie, Asanga Abeyaratne, Sandawana William Majoni, Vicki L Krause || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.39 || Published online: 27/7/2023
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Lessons from a COVID-19 outbreak in the disability support sector, Australian Capital Territory, August 2021

Aruna Phabmixay, Ben Polkinghorne, Alexandra Marmor, Nevada Pingault, Timothy S Sloan-Gardner, Martyn D Kirk || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.34 || Published online: 26/06/2023
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Cohorting children in a childcare setting: a strategy to reduce SARS-CoV-2 Delta transmission, August-September 2021

Yasmin Lisson, Alexandra Marmor, Algreg Gomez, Robyn Hall, Amy Elizabeth Parry, Rose Wright, Aparna Lal || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.22 || Published online: 27/4/2023
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Epidemiology of syphilis in the Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2019

Sheena R Kakar, George Truman, Jane Thomas, Eva YH Jackson, Bradley L Forssman || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.17 || Published online: 23/3/2023
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Identifying a more severe emergent COVID-19 variant using Emergency Departments’ routinely collected clinical measures

Adelaide Nyinawingeri, Michael Staff || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.16 || Published online: 23/3/2023
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Wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Gold Coast residential aged care facilities after easing travel restrictions into Queensland

Candice Colbran, Fiona May, Fiona Vosti, Tracy Bladen, Andre Wattiaux, Vicki Slinko || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.15 || Published online: 23/3/2023
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SMS reminders increase on-time vaccination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants

Jane L Manderson, Nicolas R Smoll, Dianne L Krenske, Lucinda Nedwich, Latoya Harbin, Margaret G Charles, Amanda Wyatt, Connie N Schulz, Jacina Walker, Gulam M Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.13 || Published online: 23/3/2023
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A foodborne outbreak of campylobacteriosis at a wedding – Melbourne, Australia, 2022

Jane McAllister, Joy Gregory, Jim Adamopoulos, Madeleine Walsh, Anastasia Stylianopoulos, Anna-Lena Arnold, Russell Stafford, Patiyan Andersson, Tony Stewart || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.10 || Published online: 28/02/2023
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Interrupted time series segmented regression analysis for detecting waterborne disease outbreaks by syndromic surveillance

Aidan Yuen, Davoud Pourmarzi, Suzie Sarkis, Carmela Luisetto, Kamal Khatri, Angie Bone, Jim Black || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.5 || Published online: 28/02/2023
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Serology study of healthcare workers following a hospital-based outbreak of COVID-19 in North West Tasmania, Australia, 2020

Michelle McPherson, Nicola Stephens, Kylie J Smith, M Therese Marfori, Meru Sheel, Louise Cooley, Belinda McEwan, Mark Veitch, Fay H Johnston || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.6 || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Short reports

Outbreak of ciguatera poisoning in a commercial vessel: lessons learnt and prospects of early diagnosis, management, and prophylaxis

Svetlana Krasnova, Nicolas Smoll, Steve Carter, Mark McManus, Dilip Kumar, Gulam Khandaker || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.65 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Group B streptococcus in the Northern Territory in 2023: clindamycin down but not out

Kate Proudmore, Ma Nu Nu Swe, May Leitch, Kim Clayfield, Jann Hennessy, Rob Baird || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.52 || Published online: 21/09/2023
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A low burden of severe illness: the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak in the remote Torres and Cape region of Far North Queensland

Caroline Taunton, Leanne Hawthorn, Rittia Matysek, Marlow Coates, Emma Pickering, Johanna Neville, Josh Hanson, Simon Smith, Allison Hempenstall || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.41 || Published online: 27/7/2023
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Evolving epidemiology of Q fever in Wide Bay

Matthew Roughan, Emma Hodge, Arifuzzaman Khan, Josette Chor || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.36 || Published online: 26/06/2023
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Using silent area analysis to inform a COVID-19 public health response in Hunter New England, regional New South Wales

Michelle Butler, Benjamin Elton, David Durrheim || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.24 || Published online: 27/4/2023
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The epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic in the small, low-resource country of Timor-Leste, January 2020 – June 2022

Maria AV Niha, Anthony DK Draper, Odete da Silva Viegas, Rui M de Araujo, Josefina C Joao, Endang da Silva, Ismail Barreto, Nevio Sarmento, Tessa Oakley, Filipe de Neri Machado, Nicholas SS Fancourt, Ian Marr, Liliana N dos Santos Fernandes, Noemia Martins, Paul Arkell, Ari JP Tilman, Benjamin Dingle, Carlito C Freitas, Partha S Bhowmick, Sarah Sheridan, Benjamin P Howden, Jennifer Yan, Joshua R Francis, Nelson Martins || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.1 || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Review Articles

ATAGI Targeted Review 2022: Vaccination for prevention of herpes zoster in Australia

Yuanfei Anny Huang, Jean Li-Kim-Moy, Sanjay Jayasinghe, Clayton Chiu, Kristine Macartney, Bette Liu, Penelope Burns, Michelle Giles, Nigel Crawford on behalf of ATAGI || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.21 || Published online: 27/4/2023
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ATAGI Targeted Review 2021: the national COVID-19 vaccination program

Sanjay Jayasinghe, Cyra Patel, Lucy Armstrong, Clayton Chiu, Kristine Macartney, Katie Flanagan, Katherine Gibney, Michelle Giles, Nigel Crawford, Allen Cheng, Chris Blyth on behalf of ATAGI || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.20 || Published online: 27/4/2023
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Quarterly reports

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2023

Monica M Lahra and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.59 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 October to 31 December 2022

Monica M Lahra, Siobhan M Hurley, Sebastiaan Van Hal and Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.30 || Published online: 25/05/2023
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2022

Monica M Lahra, Siobhan M Hurley, Sanghamitra Ray and Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.29 || Published online: 25/05/2023
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2022

Monica M Lahra, Siobhan Hurley, Sanghamitra Ray and Tiffany R Hogan || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.28 || Published online: 25/05/2023
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 October to 31 December 2022

Monica M Lahra, Siobhan M Hurley and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.23 || Published online: 27/4/2023
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Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2022

Monica M Lahra, Sanghamitra Ray and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.4 || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Annual reports

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Surveillance Outcome Program (GnSOP) Bloodstream Infection Annual Report 2022

Jan M Bell, Alicia Fajardo Lubian, Sally R Partridge, Thomas Gottlieb, Jennifer Robson, Jonathan R Iredell, Denise A Daley, Geoffrey W Coombs || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.69 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Surveillance Outcome Program (AESOP) Bloodstream Infection Annual Report 2022

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.2023.47.68 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Outcome Program (ASSOP) Bloodstream Infection Annual Report 2022

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.2023.47.67 || Published online: 16/11/2023
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2022

Monica M Lahra, CR Robert George, Sebastiaan J van Hal and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.44 || Published online: 24/8/2023
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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2022

Monica M Lahra, Sebastiaan J van Hal and Tiffany R Hogan for the National Neisseria Network, Australia || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.45 || Published online: 24/8/2023
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2022

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Guy D Eslick, and Elizabeth J Elliott, on behalf of Chief Investigators of APSU surveillance studies on communicable disease and complications of communicable disease || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.46 || Published online: 24/8/2023
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Annual immunisation coverage report 2021 - 14 October 2022

Brynley Hull, Alexandra Hendry, Aditi Dey, Julia Brotherton, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.47 || Published online: 24/8/2023
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Report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza during 2022

Tanya R Diefenbach-Elstob, Presa Chanthalavanh, Monica E Bobbitt, Sook Kwan Brown, Cleve Rynehart, Natalie Spirason, Heidi Peck, Yi-Mo Deng, Clyde Dapat, Kanta Subbarao, Ian G Barr || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.43 || Published online: 27/7/2023
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to 31 December 2022

Christiane Stehmann, Matteo Senesi, Shannon Sarros, Amelia McGlade, Victoria Lewis, Laura Ellett, Daniel Barber, Marion Simpson, Genevieve Klug, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters, Steven Collins || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.37 || Published online: 26/06/2023
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Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory annual report, 2022

Matthew B Kaye, Linda K Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Leesa Bruggink, Bruce R Thorley || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.35 || Published online: 26/06/2023
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FluTracking: Weekly online community-based surveillance of influenza-like illness in Australia, 2019 Annual Report

Sandra J Carlson, Reilly J Innes, Zachary L Howard, Zoe Baldwin, Michelle Butler, Craig B Dalton || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.14 || Published online: 23/3/2023
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Extended and multi-year reports

Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2016–2019

Joanne Jackson, Nicole Sonneveld, Harunor Rashid, Larissa Karpish, Seaneen Wallace, Lisa Whop, Cyra Patel, Julia Brotherton, Han Wang, Alexandra Hendry, Brynley Hull, Katrina Clark, Stephen Lambert, Aditi Dey, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.32 || Published online: 15/6/2023
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Surveillance summary

The utility of empirical mupirocin for eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in Far North Queensland, Australia

Isabel Guthridge, Stuart Campbell, Simon Smith, Josh Hanson || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.9 || Published online: 28/02/2023
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Policy and guidelines

Australian recommendations for the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis, 2023

Richard Stapledon, Ellen Donnan and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.48 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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New and revised surveillance case definitions approved by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia since 1 January 2021

|| https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.11 || Published online: 28/02/2023
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The use of whole genome sequencing for tuberculosis public health activities in Australia: a joint statement of the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee and Communicable Diseases Genomics Network

Ellen J Donnan, Ben J Marais, Chris Coulter, Justin Waring, Ivan Bastian, Deborah A Williamson, Norelle L Sherry, Katherine Bond, Vitali Sintchenko, Ella M Meumann, Kristy Horan, Louise Cooley, and Justin T Denholm, for the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee and the Communicable Diseases Genomics Network || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.8 || Published online: 28/02/2023
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Erratum

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2022 - Erratum to Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2023;47. (https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.46)

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Guy D Eslick, and Elizabeth J Elliott, on behalf of Chief Investigators of APSU surveillance studies on communicable disease and complications of communicable disease || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.64 || Published online: 19/10/2023
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Summary of National Surveillance Data on Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia, 2016-2018 Final Report - Erratum to Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2022;46. (https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2022.46.28)

Cyra Patel, Aditi Dey, Han Wang, Peter McIntyre, Kristine Macartney, Frank Beard || https://doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2023.47.40 || Published online: 27/7/2023
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About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Aims

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health and Aged Care. 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 published online under an 'open access' model. All online CDI articles and published content are copyright and made available free of charge. They are only available in electronic form as a soft copy and are not available in printed form as a hard copy.

CDI articles published from 2018 onwards

CDI articles published from 2018 onwards are made available for free under the terms of a creative commons licence. Details of the licensing terms can be found and read by accessing the link provided in each article. Use consistent with the licensing terms requires no further consent. These licensing terms are the only rights of use and no further licensing rights or permissions will be considered.

CDI articles published online before 2018

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Any use outside the permitted uses allowed in the copyright statement is at the Department ‘s discretion and may be subject to additional terms of use.

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 and Aged Care 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: Christina Bareja
Deputy Editor:
Simon Petrie
Design and Production: Lisa Thompson

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
Clare Huppatz
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk
Meru Sheel
Stephanie Williams

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 published before 1996 (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
2001–2017 Yearly volumes divided into 4 quarterly issues Accessible PDF and HTML Online – use sidebar to browse volumes
1998–2000 Yearly volumes divided into 12 or 13 four-weekly issues Accessible PDF and HTML Online – use sidebar to browse volumes
1997 Yearly volume divided into 23 biweekly issues Accessible PDF; some HTML Online
1996 Yearly volume divided into 25 biweekly issues Accessible PDF Online
1976–1995 (pre-Internet) Various volume structures apply (hardcopy only) Scanned image Per request by email to cdi.editor@health.gov.au