Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 38 No 3 - September 2014 Epidemiology of pertussis in Australia

This issue contains an editorial on pertussis, three original articles on pertussis, three annual reports on immunisation coverage, adverse events following immunisation and antibiotic resistance, as well as the regular quarterly data reports.

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Epidemiology of pertussis in Australia

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Pertussis control in Australia – the current state of play
Dr Helen Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Immunisation and Research of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Original articles

Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: pertussis, 2006–2012
Alexis Pillsbury, Helen E Quinn, Peter B McIntyre
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Finding the ‘who’ in whooping cough: vaccinated siblings are important pertussis sources in infants 6 months of age and under
Christina Bertilone, Tania Wallace, Linda A Selvey
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A state-wide information campaign during a pertussis epidemic in New South Wales, 2010
Paula J Spokes, Alexander E Rosewell, Alex S Stephens, Jeremy M McAnulty
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Annual reports

Immunisation coverage, 2012
Brynley P Hull, Aditi Dey, Rob I Menzies, Julia M Brotherton, Peter B McIntyre
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Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2012
Deepika Mahajan, Aditi Dey, Jane Cook, Bronwen Harvey, Rob I Menzies, Kristine K Macartney
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Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Progamme, 2011
Geoffrey W Coombs, Julie C Pearson, Denise A Daley, Tam Le, James O Robinson, Thomas Gottlieb, Benjamin P Howden, Paul DR Johnson, Catherine M Bennett, Timothy P Stinear, John D Turnidge for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Quarterly reports

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 April to 30 June 2014
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Australian childhood immunisation coverage, 1 October to 31 December cohort, assessed as at 31 March 2014
Brynley P Hull for the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2014
Monica M Lahra for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme
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Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 April to 30 June 2013
Monique Chilver, Daniel Blakeley for the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network
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Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 April to 30 June 2014
Rachel de Kluyver for the Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group
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Policies and guidelines

Recommended composition of the Australian influenza vaccine for the 2015 season
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Editor: Margaret Curran
Deputy Editor: Katrina Knope
Associate Editor: Timothy Sloan-Gardner

Editorial and Production Staff: Alison Milton, Leroy Trapani

ISSN 1445-4866 Online


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.