Western Pacific Surveillance and Response

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Call for Papers

For the duration of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak WPSAR will accept manuscripts for rapid publication. Authors will have the opportunity to make this work immediately available through preprints posted online. (link - more information).

COVID-19 PrePublications

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Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the Western Pacific Region, WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

Data in these articles are freely available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, as long as the original work is cited, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO  licence.[link https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/]

WPSAR articles are indexed in: PubMed/MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Western Pacific Region IndexMedicus(WPRIM/APAMED central), EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Recently Published

Brief Report

Ongoing rubella epidemic in Osaka, Japan, in 2018–2019
Daiki Kanbayashi, Takako Kurata, Hideyuki Kubo, Atsushi Kaida, Seiji P Yamamoto, Kazutaka Egawa, Yuki Hirai, Kazuma Okada, Ryo Ikemori, Takahiro Yumisashi, Akira Yamamoto, Hideki Yoshida, Takanori Hirayama, Kazuyoshi Ikuta and Kazushi Motomura
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Surveillance Report

Regional event-based surveillance in WHO’s Western Pacific Region
Christopher Lowbridge, May Chiew, Katherine Russell, Takuya Yamagishi, Babatunde Olowokure and Li Ailan
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Surveillance Report

Evaluating the importation of yellow fever cases into China in 2016 and strategies used to prevent and control the spread of the disease
Chao Li, Dan Li, Shirley JoAnn Smart, Lei Zhou, Peng Yang, Jianming Ou, Yi He, Ruiqi Ren, Tao Ma, Nijuan Xiang, Haitian Sui, Yali Wang, Jian Zhao, Chaonan Wang, Yeping Wang, Daxin Ni, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Dexin Li, Yangmu Huang and Qun Li
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