Volume 6, Issue 2, April – June 2015

Editorial

A readership survey of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal
Michelle McPherson, Elizabeth Mangali, James Fielding, Joy Gregory, Ailan Li
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Perspective

The use of social media in public health surveillance
Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, King-Wa Fu
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Outbreak Investigation Report

A large outbreak of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157, caused by low-salt pickled napa cabbage in nursing homes, Japan, 2012
Ayako Tabuchi, Taku Wakui, Yuichiro Yahata, Koichi Yano, Kotaro Azuma, Takuya Yamagishi, Kazutoshi Nakashima, Tomimasa Sunagawa, Tamano Matsui, Kazunori Oishi
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Chelonitoxism outbreak caused from consuming turtle, Eastern Samar, Philippines, August 2013
Ray Justin Cacho Ventura, Paula Katrina Ching, Vikki Carr de los Reyes, Ma Nemia Sucaldito, Enrique Tayag
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Investigating an outbreak of staphylococcal food poisoning among travellers across two Australian States
Stephanie M Fletcher, Leng Boonwaat, Terry Moore, Ruchir Chavada, Stephen Conaty
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Lethal paralytic shellfish poisoning from consumption of green mussel broth, Western Samar, Philippines, August 2013
Paola Katrina Ching, Ruth Alma Ramos, Vikki Carr de los Reyes, Ma Nemia Sucaldito, Enrique Tayag
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Investigation of hepatitis A outbreak in district of Manjung, Perak, Malaysia, October 2012
Faudzi Ahmad Yusoff, Rusdi Abdul Rahman, He Mey Ling, Suzana Budart, Lokman Hakim Sulaiman
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Hepatitis A outbreak in Ba Subdivision, Fiji, October– December 2013
Aneley Getahun, Eric Rafai, Maria Ximena Tolosa, Akanisi Dawainavesi, Anaseini Maisema Tabua, Josefa Tabua
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Surveillance report

New South Wales annual vaccine-preventable disease report, 2013
Alexander Rosewell, Paula J Spokes, Robin E Gilmour
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Risk assessment

Risk posed by Ebola epidemic to the Pacific islands: findings of a recent World Health Organization assessment
Adam T Craig, Axelle Ronsse, Kate Hardie, Boris I Pavlin, Viema Biaukula, Eric J Nilles
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Original research

Responding to a measles outbreak in a Pacific Island community in western Sydney: community interviews led to church-based immunization clinics
Nicola Scott, Salwa Gabriel, Vicky Sheppeard, Alisa Peacock, Caroline Scott, Kristina Flego, Bradley Forssman, Holly Seale
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Strengthening capacity for local evidence to inform local responders to HIV in a remote Solomon Island health service
David John MacLaren, Michelle Louise Redman-MacLaren, Relmah Timothy-Harrington, Rowena Asugeni, Elmah Muse, Emmy Jimuru, Kenny Moutoa, Rick Speare
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Leveraging social networking sites for disease surveillance and public sensing: the case of the 2013 avian influenza A(H7N9) outbreak in China
Emma Xuxiao Zhang, Yinping Yang, Richard Di Shang, Joseph John Pyne Simons, Book Kiat Quek, Xiao Feng Yin, Wanhan See, Olivia Seen Huey Oh, Khine Sein Tun Nandar, Vivienne Ruo Yun Ling, Pei Pei Chan, Zhaoxia Wang, Rick Siow Mong Goh, Lyn James, Jeannie Su Hui Tey
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First round of external quality assessment of dengue diagnostics in the WHO Western Pacific Region, 2013
Kwoon Yong Pok, Raynal C Squires, Li Kiang Tan, Tomohiko Takasaki, Sazaly Abubakar, Futoshi Hasebe, Jeffrey Partridge, Chin Kei Lee, Janice Lo, John Aaskov, Frank Konings
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Regional Analysis

Epidemiological update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region, 2012
Yuzo Arima, May Chiew, Tamano Matsui
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Letter to the Editor

Chelonitoxism outbreak: Sorsogon, Philippines, October 2014
Imelda Deveraturda, Ray Justin Ventura, Vikki Carr de los Reyes, Ma Nemia Sucaldito, Michael O'Reilly, Enrique Tayag
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News, Meeting and Conference Reports

Short report: 2014 Pacific meeting on implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
 
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