WPSAR Issue 15.1 published


The Editorial Team of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) is pleased to announce the publication of our first issue of 2024, Volume 15 Issue 1. To view the new issue, please click here.

We would like to thank the authors of these excellent papers for their diligence in reporting the results of their health security 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.


Lessons from the Field
Looking back, looking forward: lessons from COVID-19 communication measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL)
by Oxana Onilov et al.

Original Research
Impact of vaccination on COVID-19 severity during the second wave in Brunei Darussalam, 2021
by Chee Fui Chong et al.
Tuberculosis in elderly Australians: a 10-year retrospective review
by Yasmin Lisson et al.
Hepatitis B virus infection on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands: a seroprevalence, knowledge and attitudes study
by Melaia Lawanivalu et al.
A test-based strategy for early return to work for health-care workers with COVID-19 during the Omicron wave, Brunei Darussalam, 2022
by Alice Lai & Ashish Trivedi
High SARS-CoV-2 attack rates in areas with low detection after community transmission established in Port Vila, Vanuatu, April 2022
by Florita Toa et al.

Feral pigs as a reservoir for zoonotic and transboundary diseases in the Western Pacific Region
by Andrew Adamu et al.

Surveillance Report
Delays in health seeking, diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis patients in Mongolia: an analysis of surveillance data, 2018–2021
by Larissa Otero et al.
Epidemiology of and programmatic response to tuberculosis in Solomon Islands: analysis of surveillance data, 2016–2022
by Manami Yanagawa et al.

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: Pathogens detected from patients with acute respiratory infections negative for SARS-CoV-2, Saitama, Japan, 2020
by Yuzo Arima et al.

The WPSAR Editorial Team