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Letters to the Editor

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 || || 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 || || Published online: 19/01/2023
Full Text: (PDF 269.25 KB) (Word 117.19 KB)

Original articles

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 || || 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 || || Published online: 23/3/2023
Full Text: (PDF 401.35 KB) (Word 129.15 KB)

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 || || 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 || || 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 || || 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 || || 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 || || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Short reports

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 || || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Quarterly reports

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 || || Published online: 19/01/2023
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Annual reports

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 || || Published online: 23/3/2023
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Multi-year reports

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 || || Published online: 28/02/2023
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Policy and guidelines

New and revised surveillance case definitions approved by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia since 1 January 2021

|| || 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 || || Published online: 28/02/2023
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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). Details of the EAB's then-current composition can be found within any article published in CDI during this year. The EAB's present-day composition, and a description of the role of the EAB, is detailed on CDI's front page.

Editor: Noel Lally
Deputy Editor:
Simon Petrie
Design and Production: Kasra Yousefi


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