Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 43 - February 2019 newsletter

Dear readers and contributors,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Associate Professor Linda Selvey to the CDI Editorial Advisory Board.

Linda is a medical graduate from the University of Queensland, who has completed the Masters of Applied Epidemiology program, along with a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship at the US National Institutes of Health. Linda has served as an epidemiologist with the World Health Organization, senior executive in Queensland Health and as CEO of Greenpeace. Since 2012, Linda has worked as an Associate Professor conducting applied research in the intersection of government and university settings. Additionally, Linda is a public health physician who has published widely and served on various senior national committees.

Also, following the recent improvements outlined in our editorial piece in September 2018, CDI is now using Creative Commons (CC) licence and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to licence and identify future articles.

Using a Creative Commons licence

To further our commitment in keeping CDI an open access publication, articles are now published under CC licence (CC BY-NC-ND).
A CC licence helps legally share CDI articles easier and faster.

CDI is now allocating Digital Object Identifiers to articles

From February 2019, CDI is allocating DOIs to published articles. DOI is a persistent identifier used to uniquely identify Articles, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization. DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, information, such as journal articles, research reports and data sets.

Using DOI, each article will be directly accessible by a unique permanent identifier unaffected by changes in URL of the articles in future.

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Please use the following sample syntax for articles with a DOI:

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CDI DOI Prefix: 10.33321

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XXXX.XX.X is the article’s unique DOI suffix which consists of year, volume and articles number

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CDI Team

Original Articles

Four recent ciguatera fish poisoning incidents in New South Wales, Australia linked to imported fish

Alan Edwards, Anthony Zammit and Hazel Farrell || || Published online: 1/02/2019
Full Text (Word 85 KB) (PDF 2.87 MB)


Annual reports

Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) annual report 2016: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions

Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Gemma L Saravanos, Alissa McMinn, Philip N Britton, Nicholas Wood, Helen Marshall and Kristine Macartney on behalf of the PAEDS network || || Published online: 1/02/2019 Full Text (Word 326 KB) (PDF 3.02 MB)

Annual report on influenza viruses received and tested by the Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in 2016

Vivian K. Leung, Yi-Mo Deng, Matthew Kaye, Iwona Buettner, Hilda Lau, Sook-Kwan Leang, Leah Gillespie, and Michelle K. Chow || || Published online: 1/02/2019 Full Text (Word 1.00 MB) (PDF 5.38 MB)

Quarterly reports

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2017

Kate Pennington || || Published online: 1/02/2019 Full Text (Word 1.79 MB) (PDF 2.98 MB)

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 October to 31 December 2015

The OzFoodNet Working Group || || Published online: 1/02/2019 Full Text (Word 84.4 KB) (PDF 2.83 MB)

All 2019 Articles

Communicable Diseases Intelligence


Cindy Toms

Deputy Editor

Phil Wright

Editorial and Production Staff

Leroy Trapani
Kasra Yousefi

Editorial Advisory Board

David Durrheim
Mark Ferson
John Kaldor
Martyn Kirk
Linda Selvey

ISSN: 2209-6051 (Online)


Opinions expressed in Communicable Diseases Intelligence are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Australian Government Department of Health or the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. Data may be subject to revision.