2017 editions

Edition 46

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August 2017 - Edition 46

  • Translating pathogen genomics into improved public health out-comes: Prospective evaluation of the effectiveness of genome-sequencing guided investigation of outbreaks
  • Differentiation between entero-invasive Esherichia coli (EIEC) and Shigella using multiplex PCR
  • Welcome to Dr Aaron Jenkins

Edition 45

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April 2017 - Edition 45

  • Post vaccine genomic evolu-tion of serogroup 19 invasive pneumococcal isolates in NSW
  • Translational Research Grant update and team profiles
  • Sydney Summer School in Pathogen Genomics
  • Staff Profile - Dr Alicia Arnott

2016 editions

Edition 44

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October 2016 - Edition 44

  • Foodborne Diseases: Changing Epidemiology and Disease Control Introduction
  • Abstracts: Foodborne Diseases: Changing Epidemiology and Disease Control Symposium
  • NSW Health Translational Research Grant
  • Staff Profile: Dr Michael Walsh

Edition 43

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June 2016 - Edition 43

  • Advancing the one/eco health agenda in Australia
  • Honors research project investigates public knowledge and attitudes about antibiotic resistance in Sydney
  • The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance: an Escherichia coli perspective
  • The added value of genome sequencing in the investigation of Salmonella Agona outbreak in Sydney
  • Staff profile - Marian Fernandez and Moataz Mohamed

Edition 42

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March 2016 - Edition 42

  • Research Symposium and Festschrift in Honor of Professor Lyn Gilbert: Advancing Control of Communicable Diseases through Innovation and Translational Research

Edition 41

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February 2016 - Edition 41

  • Why doesn't mosquito-borne Zike virus pose a widespread threat to Australia?
  • Zika emergency status a cause for alert, not alarm
  • Explainer: what is microcephaly and what is its relationship to Zika virus?
  • Zika virus, spread through mosquitoes, causes widespread panic in Brazil, as the rest of the world cautioned before Olympics

2015 Editions

Edition 40

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November 2015 - Edition 40

  • Point-of-care testing
  • Abstracts of selected recent publications at point-of-care symposium
  • Staff profile - Rebecca Rockett

Edition 39

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June 2015 - Edition 39

  • Re-emergence and laboratory diagnosis of Pertussis - Verlaine Timms
  • Abstracts of selected recent publications by CIDM-Public Health investigators
  • The 2015 Ross River virus outbreak: A reminder of local mosquito-
    borne disease threats - Cameron E. Webb
  • Staff profile - Verlaine Timms

Edition 38

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March 2015 - Edition 38

  • Medical mycology: closing the gap in diagnostics and emerging fungal species? - Catriona Halliday & Sharon Chen
  • Changing epidemiology of candidaemia in Australia: the Australian Candidaemia Study 10 years on - Belinda Chapman
  • Growth inhibition of Scedosporium and Lomentospora spp. by Pseudomonas aeruginosa - Sharon Chen & Belinda Chapman
  • Facing the challenge of growing numbers of fungal infectrions - sequence based fungal identification using the ISHAM-ITS reference database - Wieland Meyer & Laszlo Irinyi
  • Clinical and transitional mycology on southern shores - perspective and unrecognized need - Monica Slavin & Sharon Chen
  • Staff profiles: Catriona Halliday and Wieland Meyer

2014 Editions

Edition 37

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November 2014 - Edition 37

  • Zoonotic infection meets health inequality: the emergence of Ebola in West Africa - Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Unprecendented Ebolavirus disease outbreak demands concerted inter-national and local responses - Lyn Gilbert
  • Don’t panic about Ebola’s spread, here’s what we can do instead - Grant Hill-Cawthorne and Lyn Gilbert
  • Quarantine works against Ebola but over-use risks disaster - Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Analysis: How SARS pandemic offers lessons for Ebola - Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health - Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike? - Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Staff Profile: Kerri Anton and Connie Lam

Edition 36

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August 2014 - Edition 36

  • What can Australia learn from the introduction of chikungunya virus to
    North America? - Cameron E Webb
  • An assessment of new approaches to arbovirus surveillance in NSW - Cheryl S Toi
  • Medical Entomology in Australia, 1964-2014 - Stephen L Doggett
  • Implications of insecticide resistance in Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera:
    Cimicicdae), in Australia - David G Lilly
  • Detection of knockdown resistance (kdr) in Cimex lectularius and Cimex
    hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) - Kai Dang
  • Managing mosquitoes in urban wetlands: Strategic control and social
    communications - Cameron E Webb
  • High phylogenetic diversity of the cat flea (Ctenocephalidesfelis) at two
    mitochondrial DNA markers - Andrea Lee Lawrence
  • Solving the common mystery of the cat flea and their role in public health risks - Andrea Lee Lawrence
  • Staff Profile - Kai Dang

Edition 35

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June 2014 - Edition 35

  • Hospitals in the community - a matter of public health - Lyn Gilbert
  • Preventions Infections Bacteroemia Battle - Lyn Gilbert
  • Implementation of MRSA Control Bundle - K Dempsey & J Tallon
  • Innovations for MRSA control in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - K Dempsey and J Tallon
  • MRS strain typing project related abstracts - MV O'Sullivan, AN Pinto, R Sadsad
  • Staff Profile - M Wyer

Edition 34

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October 2013 - Edition 34

  • When it comes to mosquito-borne disease prevention, awareness and surveillance is critical - Cameron E Webb
  • More than mozzies: The health risks associated with Australian
    arthropods - Cameron E Webb & Stephen Doggett
  • The reality of new technologies in arbovirus and mosquito surveillance in NSW - Cheryl S Toi
  • Are we providing the right advice on personal protection measures against endemic and exotic mosquito-borne diseases - Cameron E Webb
  • Can botanical products assist thecontrol of dengue outbreaks in
    Malaysia? - Liyana Mokhtar
  • Staff Profile - David Lilly

Edition 33

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August 2013 - Edition 33

  • The Tuberculosis Centre of Research Excellence - Dr Gabriella Scandurra
  • The Fight Against Tuberculosis in Vietnam (Dr Greg J. Fox)
  • Tuberculosis Research in China (Dr Magda Ellis)
  • Staff Profiles: Dr Nathan Hare and Dr Elena Martinez

Edition 32

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April 2013 - Edition 32

  • Next Generation Sequencing in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (Adrian Ong)
  • Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing: Tuberculosis (Grant Hill-Cawthorne)

Edition 31

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February 2013 - Edition 31

  • A world united against infectious diseases: cross-sectoral solutions (Michael Ward and Siobhan Mor)
  • SEIB and One Health (Tania Sorrell, Lyn Gilbert, Ben Marais, Michael Ward)
  • Staff Profile: Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne
  • Opening of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre

2012 Editions

Edition 30

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August 2012 - Edition 30

  • Bio - Professor Richard Russell
  • Bed Bugs; the modern night time accessory - Stephen Doggett
  • Murray Valley Encephalitis and Kunjin viruses in Eastern Australia - curiouser and curiouser! - Linda Hueston
  • Constructed Wetlands; the instant mosquito habitat - Dr Cameron Webb
  • The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and Mosquito-borne Diseases - Dr Craig Williams
  • Veterinary Diseases; Implications for Human Health - Dr Deborah Finlaison
  • Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses; uniquely Australian arbovirus challenges - Dr Michael Lindsay
  • Lyme Borreliosis: a diagnostic controversy? - David Dickeson
  • Staff profiles: Stephen Doggett and Dr Cameron Webb

Edition 29

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June 2012 - Edition 29

  • Epidemiology of HAIs: uses, pitfalls and the future
  • Seeing ourselves as others see us – videoreflexive ethnography in infection prevention and control
  • My Sister’s Keeper? HCW accountability and the ethics of compulsion in IPC
  • What would I want if I were the patient? IPC ethics & the golden
    rule
  • Risky rules – the pitfalls of rules and checklists in IPC
  • Why do we do surveillance? What to measure and how to do it
  • Personal protective equipment - does it work; who does it protect?
  • Keeping Hospitals Clean - novel systems and practical issues
  • Are surfaces and fomites a source of HAI?
  • Microbial strain typing in surveillance and outbreak investigation
  • Translating surveillance data into early warning and rapid response
  • IPC in haematology and haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients – how to protect the most vulnerable patients
  • Staff Profiles - Kathy Dempsey and Jo Tallon

Edition 28

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April 2012 - Edition 28

  • Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization - time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectroscopy - bringing clinical microbiology into the new century?
  • MALDI-TOF MS; on-going evolution of a revolution in clinical microbiology
  • Staff Profile - Jen Kok

Edition 27

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February 2012 - Edition 27

  • The role of plasmids in the acquisition and spread of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium - Jason Patterson, Sally Partridge, Jon Iredell
  • Staff profile - Peter Jelfs
  • Prospective genotyping of Salmonella Typhimurium for public health - Dr Shopna Kumari Bag
  • Molecular approaches to Salmonella serotyping and phage typing - Dr Quinning Wang
  • National Harmonization of MLVA typing scheme for Salmonella Typhimurium between Enteric Reference Laboratories in Australia - Dr Quinning Wang

2011 Editions

Edition 26

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December 2011 - Edition 26

  • SEIB Colloquium 2011 - Professor Tania Sorrell and Associate Professor Ben Marais
  • An outbreak of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) rapidly identified in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) using routine subtyping-based surveillance - Matthew V. N. O’Sullivan, Angie Pinto, Fei Zhou, Vitali Sintchenko, Gwendolyn L. Gilbert
  • Influenza, Wind, Humidity and Air Temperature – a survival analysis of Equine Influenza spread - Simon Firestone, Naomi Cogger, Barbara Moloney, Jenny-Ann Toribio, Michael Ward and Navneet Dhand
  • An inhaled triple antibiotic dry powder formulation for the treatment of Tuberculosis - John Chan, Kim Chan, Paul M Young, Daniela Traini
  • An exotic mosquito exploits cryptic urban habitats in southern Australia: implications for water conservation strategies and mosquito-borne disease risk - Kassim, N.F.A, Webb, C.E. and Russell R.C
  • Staff Profile - Dr Rosie Sadsad
  • PPARĪ± agonist WY14643 improves the antiviral effect of interferon
    against Hepatitis C virus - Read S.A, George J., Douglas M.W
  • Detection of Strongyloides Stercoralis in stool using the Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (Lamp) Method - MR Watts, R Lee, GS James, Y Sultana, AC Outhred, FR Kong, JR Iredell, SCA Chen

Edition 25

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October 2011 - Edition 25

  • Are we ready for the next biothreat? - Professor Lyn Gilbert
  • Hendra virus outbreak of 2011 - Dr Gary Muscatello
  • Staff Profile - Dr Gary Muscatello
  • Biosecurity Policy and Ethics: Australia and the Biological Weapons Convention - Associate Professor Christian Enemark

Edition 24

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August 2011 - Edition 24

  • Climate change and the future risks of mosquito-borne disease in Australia - Cameron Webb
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Arboviruses - Linda Hueston
  • Staff Profile - Associate Professor Ben Marais
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Arboviruses
  • Equine Arbovirus Outbreak of 2011 - Gary Muscatello

Edition 23

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June 2011 - Edition 23

  • A recent measles outbreak in Western Sydney – diagnosis and population vaccination status - Kristina Flego, Vicky Sheppeard and Kenneth McPhie

Edition 22

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April 2011 - Edition 22

  • Sporotrichosis - Shobini Sivagnanam and Anna Ralph

Edition 21

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February 2011 - Edition 21

  • One Health - an infectious disease perspective from CIDM-Public Health and the Sydney Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity (SEIB) - Professor Lyn Gilbert and Professor Tania Sorrell