Volume 7, Issue 1, January – March 2016

Outbreak Investigation Report

Hidden varicella outbreak, Luang Prabang Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, December 2014–January 2015
Bounthanom Sengkeopraseuth, Khonesavanh Bounma, Chansone Siamong, Siddhartha Datta, Darouny Phonekeo, Bouaphanh Khamphaphongphane, Phengta Vongphachanh, Dapeng Luo, Michael O’Reilly, Cindy H Chiu
Full HTML English PDF
An outbreak investigation of scrub typhus in Western Province, Solomon Islands, 2014
Michael Marks, Cynthia Joshua, Jenny Longbottom, Katherine Longbottom, Alison Sio, Elliot Puiahi, Greg Jilini, John Stenos, Tenneth Dalipanda, Jennie Musto
Full HTML English PDF
An outbreak of congenital rubella syndrome in Solomon Islands, 2013
Kara N Durski, Carol Tituli, Divi Ogaoga, Jennie Musto, Cynthia Joshua, Alfred Dofai, Jennie Leydon, Eric Nilles
Full HTML English PDF

Original research

Effect of antiviral prophylaxis on influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities in three local health districts in New South Wales, Australia, 2014
Tony Merritt, Kirsty Hope, Michelle Butler, David Durrheim, Leena Gupta, Zeina Najjar, Stephen Conaty, Leng Boonwaat, Stephanie Fletcher
Full HTML English PDF

Brief report

Engaging the international community during the 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak in the Republic of Korea
Minwon Lee, Hoohee Nam, Sun-Gyu Lee, Ok Park, Youngmee Jee, Kidong Park
Full HTML English PDF
Surveillance and response of hepatitis B virus in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 1988–2014
Ada Wai-chi Lin, Ka-Hing Wong
English HTML English PDF
Communicating about the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak to the international community and in-country foreigners, Republic of Korea, 2015
Minwon Lee, Jooyoung Sohn, Kidong Park
Full HTML English PDF
Underreporting of influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities in South Western Sydney, Australia, 2014
Leng Boonwaat, Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey, Stephen Conaty
Full HTML English PDF
Using the two-source capture–recapture method to estimate the incidence and case ascertainment of congenital rubella syndrome in Australia, 1993–2013
Nicolee Martin, David Durrheim, Gulam Khandaker, Michelle Butler, Cheryl Jones
Full HTML English PDF

Lesson from the Field

Vector-control response in a post-flood disaster setting, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 2014
Matthew Shortus, Jennie Musto, Hugo Bugoro, Charles Butafa, Alison Sio, Cynthia Joshua
Full HTML English PDF

Regional Analysis

Preparedness for Zika virus testing in the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region
Raynal C Squires, Frank Konings
Full HTML English PDF