WPSAR Issue 14.3 published


The Editorial Team of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) is pleased to announce the publication of our Q3 issue for 2023, Volume 14 Issue 3! To view the new issue, please click here: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/issue/view/75

We would like to thank the authors of these excellent papers for their diligence in reporting the results of their public health surveillance and response activities for the benefit of all in the Western Pacific Region. We also extend our thanks to all peer reviewers who took the time to ensure the quality of submissions, as well as our Associate Editors, Copyeditors and Proofreaders. Finally, we deeply thank all of our readers for their continued support, without whom this publication would not be possible.

If you have an idea for an article, please feel free to consult us by emailing wpsar@who.int.


Outbreak Investigation Report
Outbreak of foodborne disease in a boarding school, Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, 2021
by Nur Nadiatul Asyikin Bujang et al.
Descriptive analysis of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak among health-care workers in a regional hospital in the Philippines
by Lily Anne N Safilo et al.

Original Research
Circulation of influenza and other respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia and New Zealand, 2020–2021
by Genevieve K O'Neill et al.
Epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance profile of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from the Philippines Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program, 2014–2018
by Sonia B Sia et al.

Regional Analysis
Financing for tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment services in the Western Pacific Region in 2005–2020
by Fukushi Morishita et al.

Surveillance Report
Multi-source surveillance conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
by Yoshiyuki Sugishita et al.

Lessons from the Field
Creating “boots on the ground”: addressing the shortage of field epidemiologists in the Philippines through intermediate-level training programmes
by Rio Lat Magpantay et al.

Case Report / Case Series
COVID-19 and Mycobacterium coinfection in Brunei Darussalam: case series
by Babu Ivan Mani et al.

Communicating health and science to the public: a role for scientists and academic researchers
by Jocelyne Marie Basseal et al.


The WPSAR Editorial Team