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Disease WAtch is the newsletter of Communicable Disease Control in Western Australia.
It provides analysis, expert opinion and hot issues relating to infectious disease control in Western Australia.

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Please note: 2012 issues are now located on the Main Health website (External link)

Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 15 No. 4, December 2011
2.77 MB
HIV testing policy updated, Prevenar 13 program outlined, Body art guide revised, Vaccine safety update, Hepatitis B serology interpreted, Improvement in antenatal testing
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 15 No. 3, October 2011
1.77 MB
From the Director’s Desk, More children to get Prevenar 13, ‘Chlamydia. Could I have it?’ Is it working?, Recent trends in HIV notifications in WA, Register now for immunisation updates, Protecting vaccine potency, Review of notifiable diseases, 2010
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 15 No. 2, July 2011
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Vaccine upgrade to widen pneumococcal protection; New booklet helps parents to talk about sex; Register now for immunisation updates; Clinic for men reaching high-risk group; Update on influenza season; Invasive pneumococcal disease trends in Western Australia, 2001-2010
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 15 No. 1, April 2011
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Pertussis; Vaccination; Chlamydia; WAVVS; WA vaccine safety surveillance; STI; Sexually transmitted infections; Salmonella; Vietnamese pork rolls; Legionnaires’; Legionaires; Legionairs; Epidemiology; Legionella; Whooping cough; Immunisation; Imunisation; Immunization; Pneumonia; Hypoxic encephalopathy
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 14 No. 4, November 2010
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Hepatitis B on-line resource for health professionals; Recalls for children with overdue immunisation show promise; Gonorrhoea treatment in metropolitan Perth; The 2010 influenza season at a glance; Decline in Hepatitis A incidence in WA
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 14 No. 3, August 2010
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Disease Watch Vol. 14 No. 3, August 2010. Cyclospora outbreaks on a cruise ship; A measles outbreak with transmission in WA healthcare settings; Severe febrile reactions to the 2010 CSL trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in young children; Hepatitis B e-learning program for health professionals; WA transition to online vaccine ordering
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 14 No. 2, June 2010
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Disease Watch Vol. 14 No. 2, June 2010 Guidelines for managing STIs - now online; Suspension of influenza vaccination for children less than five years; Update on Perth measles outbreak; Review of notifiable diseases 2009
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 14 No. 1, February 2010
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Update Rabies in Bali; Disease Update Pertussis in Western Australia; Vaccination against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B in Patients with Hepatitis C; Immunisation Update; Online Chlamydia Testing
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 13 No. 2, December 2009
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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza in Western Australia; Influenza Pandemic H1N1 2009 Vaccine Roll-Out in WA; Evaluation of STI Management Guidelines prompts an update; Review of Notifiable Diseases 2008; New Sexually Transmitted Infections Contact Tracing Training Package; hep C E-learning Programs for GPs and Nurses; Panvax H1N1 Vaccine Guidelines
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 13 No. 1, March 2009
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Paediatric influenza vaccination program: A major success; Reader's Survey, a major success; ALERT - Changes to 2009 immunisation scehdule
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 12 No. 7, November 2008
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Non-occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus Q & A for Doctors, Childhood Influenza Vaccine Trial, HPV Vaccination Update, Recording Aboriginality on Laboratory Request Forms, Audit ofAntenatal Screening for STIs and BBVs, 2008 Influenza Season at a Glance
Adobe PDFDisease WAtch Readers' Survey 2008
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This is a PDF form that allows you the viewer to download the PDF and email or print and fax back your filled out survey back to us. This will increase our understanding of our readership and tailor our publication to better suit what you want to read about.
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 12 No. 6, September 2008
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STI Testing Guidelines For Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM); Review of Notifiable Diseases, January – June 2008; WA Leading the Way in Migrant Health; GPs Urged to Give Parents and Child Care Providers a dTpa Booster as Pertussis Infections Rise Among Infants in WA
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 12 No. 5, August 2008
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Syphilis and Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) on the Rise in Perth; Tuberculosis Control in WA; Listeriosis in Neonates
Adobe PDFDisease Watch Vol. 12 No. 4, June 2008
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Update on the Flu Vaccine Campaign, ‘Chikungunya Virus Infection’ declared a Notifiable Disease in Western Austalia, Chlamydia Campaign update, Antibiotic Resistance in WA Gonococci and Empirical Treatment Recommendations, Recommended changes to MMR Schedule in the 9th Edition of The Australian Immunisation Handbook
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