Outbreaks and outbreak management

Mr Brendon Heley1 1Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Background: Effective communication is pivotal for addressing communicable disease exposures (CDE). The Infection Prevention service at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) has devised a tool using the iSoBAR Framework (Identify, Situation,...
  • August 5, 2019
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Dr Paul Chadwick1,2, Dr Alex Peel1,2, Mr Gary Thirkell2, Dr Bruno Pichon3 1Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK, 2The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, 3National Infection Service, Public Health England , London, UK Introduction: Whole genome sequencing (WGS)...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mr Yu Lyu1 1Sichuan Academy Of Medical Sciences And Sichuan People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China Background: On January 7, 2019, we noticed an outbreak of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) caused by Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in the neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU)....
  • July 30, 2019
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Mr John Greenough1, Ms Trudi Bannam1, Prof Lindsay Grayson1,3, Prof Paul Johnson1,3, Ms Elizabeth Grabsch1, Ms Deidre Edmonds1, Dr Marcel Leroi1, Ms Liz Orr1, Dr Jason Kwong1,3, Dr Shanti Narayanasamy1, Dr Susan Ballard2, Prof Ben Howden1,2,3 1Austin Hospital Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Infection Control Department, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia 2Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health...
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Anita Lovegrove1 1Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   Introduction An overseas born female staff member aged 32, exhibited an atypical tuberculosis presentation that included wheezing and a raspy voice. A bronchoscopy, 2 months after onset of symptoms, confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis with potential laryngeal...
  • August 14, 2018
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Debra Vesey1, Paul Chapman1,2, Brian Forde3, Leah Roberts3, Haakon Bergh4, Amy Jennison5, Scott Beatson3, Patrick Harris4,5,6 1Infection Control, Caboolture Hospital, Metro North, QLD, Australia 2QIMR Berghofer, Herston, QLD, Australia 3School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr. Paul Chapman1,2, Debra Vesey1, Haakon Berge3, Dr. Amy Jennison3, Dr Patrick Harris3,4, Leah Roberts5, Dr.  Brian Forde5, Associate Professor Scott Beatson5 1Caboolture Hospital, Caboolture, Australia 2QIMR-Berghofer, Herston, Australia 3Pathology Queensland, Herston, Australia 4UQCCR, Herston, Australia, 5School of Chemistry and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Janice Geary1 1The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Australia   Introduction In June 2017, a peri- solid organ transplant patient in intensive care grew Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) from their bronchial washings.  This started an extensive game of “hide and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Sally Munnoch1, Mr Jeffrey Deane1, Dr Hemalatha Varadhan2, Dr Rodney  Givney2, Professor Jon Iredell3,4, Dr  Nouri Ben Zakour3, Dr Joanne McIntosh1, Dr John  Ferguson1 1Hunter New England Local Health District, New Lambton Heights, Australia 2NSW Health Pathology, New Lambton...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Ming Chen1, Dr Patiyan Andersson2, Ms Fiona Kimber1, Ms Wendy Beckingham1, Dr Margaret Broom1, Dr Margaret McLeod1, Dr Nick Coatsworth1 1The Canberra Hospital, Garran , Australia, 2Health Emergency Management Branch Immunisation Branch Office of Health Protection Department of Health...
  • September 4, 2017
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