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Whole-Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 from Quarantine Hotel Outbreak.

Lex E X Leong, Julien Soubrier, Mark Turra, Emma Denehy, Luke Walters, Karin Kassahn, Geoff Higgins, Tom Dodd, Robert Hall, Katina D'Onise, Nicola Spurrier, Ivan Bastian, Chuan K Lim,

Hotel quarantine for international travelers has been used to prevent coronavirus disease spread into Australia. A quarantine hotel-associated community outbreak was detected in South Australia. Real-time genomic sequencing enabled rapid confirmation tracking the outbreak to a recently returned traveler and linked 2 cases of infection in travelers at the same ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2021, 27(8):2219-2221]

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Impact of Meningococcal B (4CMenB) Vaccine on Pharyngeal Neisseria meningitidis Carriage Density and Persistence in Adolescents.

Mark McMillan, Luke Walters, Thomas Sullivan, Lex E X Leong, Mark Turra, Andrew Lawrence, Ann P Koehler, Adam Finn, Ross M Andrews, Helen S Marshall,

<h4>Background</h4>Higher density of Neisseria meningitidis carriage may be associated with transmission of the meningococcus. Our aim was to establish the impact of meningococcal B (4CMenB) vaccine on N. meningitidis carriage density.<h4>Methods</h4>We compared 4CMenB vaccine to control among 913 South Australian students aged approximately 15-18 years in a cluster randomized trial ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2021, 73(1):e99-e106]

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Intense interseasonal influenza outbreaks, Australia, 2018/19.

Ian G Barr, Yi Mo Deng, Miguel L Grau, Alvin X Han, Robin Gilmour, Melissa Irwin, Peter Markey, Kevin Freeman, Geoff Higgins, Mark Turra, Naomi Komadina, Heidi Peck, Robert Booy, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, Sheena Sullivan,

BackgroundInterseasonal influenza outbreaks are not unusual in countries with temperate climates and well-defined influenza seasons. Usually, these are small and diminish before the main influenza season begins. However, the 2018/19 summer-autumn interseasonal influenza period in Australia saw unprecedented large and widespread influenza outbreaks.AimOur objective was to determine the extent of ... Read more >>

Euro Surveill (Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin)
[2019, 24(33):]

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B Part of It study: a longitudinal study to assess carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in first year university students in South Australia.

Mark McMillan, Luke Walters, Turra Mark, Andrew Lawrence, Lex E X Leong, Thomas Sullivan, Geraint B Rogers, Ross M Andrews, Helen S Marshall,

<h4>Objectives</h4>N. meningitidis carriage in Australia is poorly understood. This study aimed to estimate prevalence and risk factors for carriage of N. meningitidis in South Australian university students. We also sought to identify whether delayed freezing of oropharyngeal samples altered PCR positivity, cycle threshold, or culture positivity.<h4>Methods</h4>Oropharyngeal swabs were taken from ... Read more >>

Hum Vaccin Immunother (Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics)
[2019, 15(4):987-994]

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Evaluation of the cobas 4800 CT/NG test for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Rebecca Rockett, Namraj Goire, Athena Limnios, Mark Turra, Geoffrey Higgens, Stephen B Lambert, Cheryl Bletchly, Michael D Nissen, Theo P Sloots, David M Whiley,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate the performance of the fully automated cobas 4800 CT/NG test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.<h4>Methods</h4>The study was conducted using 900 clinical specimens (496 urine and 404 swab specimens) for C trachomatis testing, of which 498 specimens (318 urine and 180 swab specimens) were also tested ... Read more >>

Sex Transm Infect (Sexually transmitted infections)
[2010, 86(6):470-473]

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