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Title: Arboviral diseases and malaria in Australia, 2012-13: Annual report of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee.
Authors: Knope, Katrina E
Kurucz, Nina
Doggett, Stephen L
Muller, Mike
Johansen, Cheryl A
Feldman, Rebecca
Hobby, Michaela
Bennett, Sonya
Sly, Angus
Lynch, Stacey
Currie, Bart J
Nicholson, Jay
Affiliation: Zoonoses, Foodborne and Emerging Infectious Diseases Section, Health Protection Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection, Department of Health, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory..
Medical Entomology, Centre for Disease Control, Health Protection Division, Northern Territory Department of Health, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, Northern Territory..
Department of Medical Entomology, Pathology West, Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales..
Medical Entomologist, Brisbane City Council, Fortitude Valley, Queensland..
Arbovirus Surveillance and Research Laboratory, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia. As of July 2015: Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Western Australian Department of Health, Nedlands, Western Australia..
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Department of Health, Melbourne, Victoria..
Health Protection, Public Health, South Australian Department of Health, Adelaide, South Australia..
Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health, Herston, Queensland..
Operational Science Section, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Compliance Division, Eagle Farm, Queensland..
Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, AgriBio Centre, Victoria..
Royal Darwin Hospital Northern Territory; Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory..
Arbovirus Surveillance and Research Laboratory, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia. As of July 2015: Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Western Australian Department of Health, Nedlands, Western Australia..
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2016
Citation: Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report 2016-03-31; 40(1): E17-47
Abstract: This report describes the epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases of public health importance in Australia during the 2012-13 season (1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013) and includes data from human notifications, sentinel chicken, vector and virus surveillance programs. The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System received notifications for 9,726 cases of disease transmitted by mosquitoes during the 2012-13 season. The Australasian alphaviruses Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus accounted for 7,776 (80%) of total notifications. However, over-diagnosis and possible false positive diagnostic test results for these 2 infections mean that the true burden of infection is likely overestimated, and as a consequence, the case definitions were revised, effective from 1 January 2016. There were 96 notifications of imported chikungunya virus infection. There were 212 notifications of dengue virus infection acquired in Australia and 1,202 cases acquired overseas, with an additional 16 cases for which the place of acquisition was unknown. Imported cases of dengue were most frequently acquired in Indonesia. No locally-acquired malaria was notified during the 2012-13 season, though there were 415 notifications of overseas-acquired malaria. There were no cases of Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection in 2012-13. In 2012-13, arbovirus and mosquito surveillance programs were conducted in most jurisdictions with a risk of vectorborne disease transmission. Surveillance for exotic mosquitoes at the border continues to be a vital part of preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue to new areas of Australia, and in 2012-13, there were 7 detections of exotic mosquitoes at the border.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/11192
ISSN: 1447-4514
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Advisory Committees
Animals
Arbovirus Infections
Arboviruses
Arthropod Vectors
Australia
Culicidae
Disease Notification
Humans
Malaria
Malaria, Falciparum
Malaria, Vivax
Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium knowlesi
Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium vivax
Public Health Surveillance
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