Western Pacific Surveillance and Response

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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).

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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

Surveillance report

Comparing age and sex trends of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis and syphilis infections in Samoa in 2012 and 2017
Robert Matthew Carney, Michaela Howells, Aaone Tanumafili, Athena Matalavea, Judith Gafa, Dr Take Naseri Leausa Toleafoa
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Lessons from the Field

Quality microbiological diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility testing an essential component of antimicrobial resistance surveillance and control efforts in Pacific island nations
John Kenneth Ferguson, Jacklyn Joseph, Sampson Kangapu, Nicola Townell, Trevor Duke, Laurens Manning, Hilda Zoleveke, Evelyn Lavu
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Original Research

Gap in measles vaccination coverage among children aged 9 months to 10 years in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 2014
Hoang Quoc Cuong, Ho Xuan Nguyen, Pham Van Hau, Nguyen Le Khanh Ha, Phan Trong Lan, Anthony Mounts and Tran Minh Nhu Nguyen
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Regional Analysis

Diphtheria diagnostic capacity in the Western Pacific Region
Santosh Gurung, Amy Trindall, Lucy Reeve, Adroulla Efstratiou and Varja Grabovac
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