Xu Z, Graves PM, Lau C, Clements A, Geard N, Glass K. Epidemics (2019) 27:19-27. Abstract In this study, a spatially-explicit agent-based modelling framework GEOFIL was developed to predict lymphatic filariasis (LF) transmission dynamics in American Samoa. GEOFIL included individual-level information on age, gender, disease status, household location, household members, workplace/school location and colleagues/schoolmates at…
Ragonnet R, Trauer JM, Geard N, Scott N, McBryde, ES. BMC Medicine (accepted 25 October 2019). Accepted 25th October, 2019
Moss R, Naghizade E, Tomko M, Geard N BMC Public Health 19: 656, May 2019; What can urban mobility data reveal about the spatial distribution of infection in a single city? Background Infectious diseases spread through inherently spatial processes. Road and air traffic data have been used to model these processes at national and global…
Campbell PT, Tong SYC, Geard N, Davies MR, Worthing KA, Lacey JA, Smeesters PR, Batzloff MR, Kado J, Jenney AWJ, McVernon J, Steer AC. Journal of Infectious Diseases, accepted for publication 9th October 2019
Gilbertson B, Edenborough K, McVernon J, Brown LE. Viruses, 2019 Aug 20;11(8). pii: E766. DOI: 10.3390/v11080766 Innate antiviral factors in saliva play a role in protection against respiratory infections. We tested the anti-influenza virus activities of saliva samples taken from human infants, 1-12 months old, with no history of prior exposure to influenza. In contrast to the inhibitory activity we observed in mouse and…
Barnes R, Bowen AC, Walker R, Tong SYC, McVernon J, Campbell PT, Fathima P, de Klerk NH, Wu Y, Blyth CC, Carapetis JR, Moore HC. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2019 Sep;33(5):374-383. Epub 2019 Sep 12, 10.1111/ppe.12573 BACKGROUND: Hospitalisation with skin infection in Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal children is common, with the highest rates in infants and children from remote WA. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantify infant,…
Cuningham W, Geard N, Fielding JE, Braat S, Madhi SA, Nunes MC, Christian LM, Lin S-Y, Lee C-N, Yamaguchi K, Bisgaard H, Chawes B, Chao A-S, Blanchard-Rohner G, Schlaudecker EP, Fisher BM, McVernon J, Moss R. Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, 2019 Sep;13(5):438-452. Epub 2019 Jun 5; 10.1111/irv.12649 BACKGROUND: Pregnant women have an elevated risk…
Komadina N, Sullivan SG, Kedzierska K, Quinones-Parra SM, Leder K, McVernon J. Epidemiology and Infection, 2019: Jan147:e213; 10.1017/S095026881900102X The epidemiology of H5N1 and H7N9 avian viruses of humans infected in China differs despite both viruses being avian reassortants that have inherited six internal genes from a common ancestor, H9N2. The median age of infected populations is substantially younger for H5N1 virus (26 years) compared with H7N9 virus (63 years). Population susceptibility to infection…
Cuningham W, McVernon J, Lydeamore MJ, Andrews RM, Carapaetis J, Kearns T, Clucas D, Dhurrkay RG, Tong SYC, Campbell PT. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2019; 43(2):149-155; 10.1111/1753-6405.12876 OBJECTIVE: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden and antibiotic use in the Northern Territory’s East Arnhem region through synthesis and analysis of historical data resources. METHODS: We combined primary…
Clark K, Duckham, M, Guillemin M, Hunter A, McVernon J, OKeefe C, Pitkin C, Prawer S, Sinnott R, Warr D and Waycott J. Ethics and Information Technology 2019: 21(1): 59-73; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10676-018-9490-4 The proliferation of digital data and internet-based research technologies is transforming the research landscape, and researchers and research ethics communities are struggling to respond…
Dias AE, Geard N, Campbell PT, Warr D, McVernon J. PLoS ONE, 2018; 13(11):e0208083; 0.1371/journal.pone.0208083 INTRODUCTION: Higher levels of social connectedness are associated with better physical and mental health outcomes, but measures of connectedness are often study specific. Prior research has distinguished between perceived and received (quantifiable) measures of social connectedness, with differing impacts on health, sometimes mediated by place of residence. This analysis…
Alene KA, Yi H, Viney K, McBryde ES, Yang K, Bai L, Gray DJ, Clements AC, Xu Z. 2017; 17: 675. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2662-8 BACKGROUND: The worldwide emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug–resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has posed additional challenges for global tuberculosis (TB) control efforts, as limited treatment options are available and treatment outcomes are often sub-optimal. This study determined treatment outcomes among a cohort of MDR-TB and XDR-TB patients in Hunan Province, China, and identified factors…
Alene KA, Clements ACA PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(8): e0221027. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221027 BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem worldwide and in Ethiopia. This study aimed to investigate the spatial distributions of notified TB over the whole territory of Ethiopia and to quantify the role of health care access, environmental, socio-demographic, and behavioural factors associated with the clustering of TB. METHODS: A spatial analysis was conducted using national TB data…
Parisi A, Crump JA, Stafford R, Glass K, Howden BP, Kirk MD PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2019) 13(3): e0007187; 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007187 Nontyphoidal Salmonella is a major contributor to the global burden of foodborne disease, with invasive infections contributing substantially to illnesses and deaths. We analyzed notifiable disease surveillance data for invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella disease (iNTS) in Queensland, Australia. We used Poisson regression to estimate incidence rate ratios…
Glass K, Barnes B, Scott A, Toribio J-A, Moloney B, Singh M, Hernandez-Jover M Prev Vet Med (2019) 165:8-14; 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.02.002 As of 2018, Australia has experienced seven outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry since 1976, all of which involved chickens. There is concern that increases in free-range farming could heighten HPAI outbreak risk due to the potential for greater contact…
McLure A, Clements ACA, Kirk MD, Glass K Epidemiol Infect (2019) e152, 1–9; 10.1017/S0950268819000384 Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) affect patients in hospitals and in the community, but the relative importance of transmission in each setting is unknown. We developed a mathematical model of C. difficile transmission in a hospital and surrounding community that included infants, adults and transmission from animal reservoirs. We assessed the role…
Barnes B, Scott A, Hernandez-Jover M, Toribio J-A, Moloney B, Glass K Theoretical Population Biology (2019) 126:59-71; 10.1016/j.tpb.2019.02.004 Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks are devastating to poultry industries and pose a risk to human health. There is concern that demand for free-range poultry products could increase the number of HPAI outbreaks by increasing the potential for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) introduction to commercial flocks. We formulate stochastic mathematical models…
McLure A, Clements ACA, Kirk MD, Glass K J. Hospital Infection. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.03.001 (2019); 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.03.001 BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea with peak incidence in late winter or early autumn. Although CDI is commonly associated with hospitals, community transmission is important. AIM: To explore potential drivers of CDI seasonality and the effect of community-based interventions to reduce transmission….
Davies J, Lokuge K, Glass K Vaccine 37(26):3451-3456, 2019; 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.010 Lassa fever is an acute viral illness caused by Lassa virus (LASV), a rodent-borne pathogen. LASV is endemic to much of Sub-Saharan West Africa, where seasonal outbreaks cause significant morbidity and mortality. Increased global awareness of LASV has led to development of improved diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines. As vaccine candidates…
Munck N, Smith J, Bates J, Glass K, Hald T, Kirk MD Foodborne Pathogens and Disease (in press)
Leung T, Campbell PT, Hughes BD, Frascoli F, McCaw JM Infectious Disease Modelling 3: 118–135 (2018) [doi] In some disease systems, the process of waning immunity can be subtle, involving a complex relationship between the duration of immunity—acquired either through natural infection or vaccination—and subsequent boosting of immunity through asymptomatic re-exposure. We present and analyse…
Khoury DS, Aogo R, Randriafanomezantsoa-Radohery G, McCaw JM, Simpson JA, McCarthy JS, Haque A, Cromer D, Davenport MP Immunological Reviews 285: 168–193 (2018) [doi] Malaria infection continues to be a major health problem worldwide and drug resistance in the major human parasite species, Plasmodium falciparum, is increasing in South East Asia. Control measures including novel drugs…
Moss R, Zarebski AE, Carlson SJ, McCaw JM Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 4(1): 12 (2019) [doi] For diseases such as influenza, where the majority of infected persons experience mild (if any) symptoms, surveillance systems are sensitive to changes in healthcare-seeking and clinical decision-making behaviours. This presents a challenge when trying to interpret surveillance data in near-real-time (e.g., to provide…
Moss R, Zarebski AE, Dawson P, Franklin LJ, Birrell FA, McCaw JM Communicable Diseases Intelligence 43: 1–14 (2019)[doi] Bayesian methods have been used to predict the timing of infectious disease epidemics in various settings and for many infectious diseases, including seasonal influenza. But integrating these techniques into public health practice remains an ongoing challenge, and requires close…
Pengxing Cao, Katharine A Collins, Sophie Zaloumis, Thanaporn Wattanakul, Joel Tarning, Julie A Simpson, James S McCarthy, James M McCaw Accepted in eLife on Oct 15, 2019. Pre-publication.
Adeshina I. Adekunle, Michael T. Meehan, Emma S. McBryde Infectious Disease Modelling, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idm.2019.10.001. Arboviral infections, especially dengue, continue to cause significant health burden in their endemic regions. One of the strategies to tackle these infections is to replace the main vector agent, Ae. aegypti, with the ones incapable of transmitting the virus. Wolbachia, an intracellular…
Yayehirad A Melsew, Allen C Cheng, Emma S McBryde, Justin T Denholm, EeLaine Tay, Romain Ragonnet, James M Trauer European Respiratory Journal 2019; Profiles of tuberculosis disease activation among contacts of patients with tuberculosis The risk of a person progressing to TB disease after infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remains poorly understood, with some contacts developing TB in the…
Romain Ragonnet, Jennifer A Flegg, Samuel L Brilleman, Edine Tiemersma, Yayehirad A Melsew, Emma S McBryde, James M Trauer BioRxiv, 729426, 2019/1/1; Revisiting the Natural History of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: a Bayesian Estimation of Natural Recovery and Mortality rates Background Tuberculosis (TB) natural history remains poorly characterised and new investigations are impossible as it would be…
Tanya Diefenbach-Elstob, Vanina Guernier, Graham Burgess, Daniel Pelowa, Robert Dowi, Bisato Gula, Munish Puri, William Pomat, Emma McBryde, David Plummer, Catherine Rush, Jeffrey Warner Tropical medicine and infectious disease 4 (1), 33; Molecular Evidence of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the Balimo Region of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a high burden of tuberculosis…
Arnold Bainomugisa, Sushil Pandey, Ellen Donnan, Graham Simpson, J’Belle Foster, Evelyn Lavu, Stenard Hiasihri, Emma S McBryde, Rendi Moke, Steven Vincent, Vitali Sintchenko, Ben J Marais, Lachlan JM Coin, Christopher Coulter Emerging infectious diseases 25 (3), 406; Cross-Border Movement of Highly Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Papua New Guinea to Australia through Torres Strait Protected Zone,…
Kefyalew Addis Alene, Kerri Viney, Emma S McBryde, Darren J Gray, Mulugeta Melku, Archie CA Clements Transbound Emerg Dis. 2019 Jul;66(4):1611-1618. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13188. Epub 2019 Apr 15; Risk factors for multidrug‐resistant tuberculosis in northwest Ethiopia: A case–control study Ethiopia is one of 30-high burden multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) countries globally. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of…
Joseph Doyle, Paul Dietze, Mark Stoove, Peter Higgs, Paul Desmond, David Iser, Emma Mcbryde, Brendan Harney, Alisa Pedrana, Tim Spelman, Sally Von Bibra, Janine Roney, Alexander Thompson, Margaret Hellard JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 70, E495-E495; Community-based hepatitis C treatment of people who inject drugs and their injecting network is feasible and effective: Results from the TAP…
Michael T Meehan, Daniel G Cocks, Johannes Müller, Emma S McBryde Journal of mathematical biology 78 (6), 1713-1725; Global stability properties of a class of renewal epidemic models We investigate the global dynamics of a general Kermack–McKendrick-type epidemic model formulated in terms of a system of renewal equations. Specifically, we consider a renewal model…
Joseph S Doyle, Nick Scott, Rachel Sacks‐Davis, Alisa E Pedrana, Alexander J Thompson, Margaret E Hellard, Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership, Margaret Hellard, Alex Thompson, Joseph Doyle, Paul Dietze, Emma McBryde, William Sievert, Mark Stoove, Peter Higgs, Denis Petrie, Peter Vickerman Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics 49 (9), 1223-1229; Treatment access is only the first step to…
Anna Palagyi, Ben J Marais, Seye Abimbola, Stephanie M Topp, Emma S McBryde, Joel Negin Global public health, 1-22; Health system preparedness for emerging infectious diseases: A synthesis of the literature This review reflects on what the literature to date has taught us about how health systems of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) respond to emerging infectious disease (EID) outbreaks. These findings…
Romain Ragonnet, Frank Underwood, Tan Doan, Eric Rafai, James Trauer, Emma McBryde Tropical medicine and infectious disease 4 (2), 71; Strategic Planning for Tuberculosis Control in the Republic of Fiji The tuberculosis (TB) health burden in Fiji has been declining in recent years, although challenges remain in improving control of the diabetes co-epidemic and achieving…
Michael T Meehan, Robert C Cope, Emma S McBryde arXiv preprint arXiv:1907.05010; On the probability of strain invasion in endemic settings: accounting for individual heterogeneity and control in multi-strain dynamics The rise of antimicrobial drug resistance is an imminent threat to global health that has warranted, and duly received, considerable attention within the medical, microbiological…
Md Abdul Kuddus, Michael T Meehan, Adeshina I Adekunle, Lisa J White, Emma S McBryde arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.07837; Mathematical analysis of a two-strain disease model with amplification We investigate a two-strain disease model with amplification to simulate the prevalence of drug-susceptible (s) and drug-resistant (m) disease strains. We model the emergence of drug resistance as…
Md Abdul Kuddus, Emma S McBryde, Oyelola A Adegboye Scientific reports 9 (1), 1-13; Delay effect and burden of weather-related tuberculosis cases in Rajshahi province, Bangladesh, 2007–2012 Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal infectious disease that continues to be a public health problem in Bangladesh. Each year in Bangladesh an estimated 70,000 people die of TB and 300,000 new cases are…
C Wejse, R Ragonnet, ES McBryde, JM Trauer The Lancet Global Health 7 (10), e1319; Modelling tuberculosis control priorities: more of the same will not do In The Lancet Global Health, Juan F Vesga and colleagues1 reported on their assessment of tuberculosis control priorities in high-burden settings using a robust and well accepted modelling approach…
Oyelola A Adegboye, Emma S McBryde, Damon P Eisen Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 1-11; Epidemiological analysis of association between lagged meteorological variables and pneumonia in wet-dry tropical North Australia, 2006–2016 Pneumonia accounts for 1.5% of all overnight hospital admission in Australia. We investigated the nonlinear and delay effect of weather (temperature and rainfall) on pneumonia….
Yayehirad A Melsew, Manoj Gambhir, Allen C Cheng, Emma S McBryde, Justin T Denholm, Ee Laine Tay, James M Trauer BMC infectious diseases 19 (1), 244; The role of super-spreading events in Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission: evidence from contact tracing In current epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB), heterogeneity in infectiousness among TB patients is a challenge, which is not…
KA Alene, K Viney, DJ Gray, ES McBryde, M Wagnew, ACA Clements BMC infectious diseases 19 (1), 474; Mapping tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Ethiopia Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from an infectious disease in Ethiopia, killing more than 30 thousand people every year. This study aimed to determine whether the rates of…
Will Cuningham Jodie McVernon Michael J. Lydeamore Ross M. Andrews Jonathan Carapetis Therese Kearns Danielle Clucas Roslyn Gundjirryirr Dhurrkay Steven Y.C. Tong Patricia T. Campbell. High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities. First published: 06 February 2019 https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12876 Abstract Objective: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden…
Ada W. C. Yan, Sophie G. Zaloumis, Julie A. Simpson, James M. McCaw. Sequential infection experiments for quantifying innate and adaptive immunity during influenza infection. arXiv:1709.02145
Patricia Campbell, Hannah Frost, Pierre R. Smeesters, Joseph Kado, Michael F.Good, Michael Batzloff, Nicholas Geard, Jodie McVernon, Andrew Steer. Investigation of group A Streptococcus immune responses in an endemic setting, with a particular focus on J8. Volume 36, Issue 50, 29 November 2018, Pages 7618-7624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.091
Kefyalew Addis Alene, Archie C A Clements, Emma S McBryde, Ernesto Jaramillo, Knut Lönnroth, Debebe Shaweno, Amelia Gullivera Kerri Viney. Mental health disorders, social stressors, and health-related quality of life in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Infection, Volume 77, Issue 5, November 2018, Pages 357-367, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2018.07.007
Sharmin S, Glass K, Viennet E, Harley D. Geostatistical mapping of the seasonal spread of under-reported dengue cases in Bangladesh. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, November 15, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006947.
James M Trauer, Peter J Dodd, M Gabriela M Gomes, Gabriela B Gomez, Rein MGJ Houben, Emma S McBryde, Yayehirad A Melsew, Nicolas A Menzies, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Sourya Shrestha, David W Dowdy. The Importance of Heterogeneity to the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. Clinical infectious diseases https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3388-y
David G Regan, Ben B Hui, James G Wood, Helen Fifer, Monica M Lahra, David M Whiley. Treatment for pharyngeal gonorrhoea under threat. Lancet,Volume 18, Issue 11, P1175-1177, November 01, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30610-8
Saber Dini, Sophie Zaloumis, Pengxing Cao, Ric N. Price, Freya J. I. Fowkes, Rob W. van der Pluijm, James M. McCaw, Julie A. Simpson. Investigating the efficacy of triple artemisinin-based combination therapies (TACTs) for treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria patients using mathematical modelling. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy doi: 10.1128/aac.01068-18
David J.Price a,b , Nigel G. Bean c,d , Joshua V. Ross c,d , Jonathan Tuke c,d. Designing group dose-response studies in the presence of transmission. Mathematical Biosciences, Volume 304,October 2018, Pages 62-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.07.007 .
David J.Price a,b , Nigel G. Bean c,d , Joshua V. Ross c,d , Jonathan Tuke c,d. An induced natural selection heuristic for finding optimal Bayesian experimental designs. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Volume 126,October 2018, Pages 112-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2018.04.011
Michael T. Meehana, Daniel G. Cocksb, Emma S. McBrydea. Global stability of the multi-strain Kermack-McKendrick epidemic model. 19 October 2018. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.06984.pdf
Agnes Loo Yee Cheah, Allen C. Cheng, Denis Spelman, Roger L. Nation, David C. M. Kong and Emma S. McBryde. Mathematical modelling of vancomycin-resistant enterococci transmission during passive surveillance and active surveillance with contact isolation highlights the need to identify and address the source of acquisition. BMC Infectious Diseases 201818:511 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3388-y
Debebe Shaweno, Malancha Karmakar, Kefyalew Addis Alene, Romain Ragonnet, Archie CA Clements, James M. Trauer, Justin T. Denholm and Emma S. McBryde. Methods used in the spatial analysis of tuberculosis epidemiology: a systematic review. BMC Medicine 2018 16:193. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1178-4
Jayasundara, D. , Hui, B. B., Regan, D. G., Heywood, A. E., MacIntyre, C. R. and Wood, J. G. Modelling the decline and future of hepatitis A transmission in Australia. J Viral Hepat. 13 October 2018. doi:10.1111/jvh.13018
C.Chen a, P. Beutels b, J. Wood a, R. Menzies a, C.R. MacIntyre a, P. McIntyre c, A.T. Newall a. Retrospective cost-effectiveness of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination program in Australia. Vaccine,Volume 36, Issue 42, 8 October 2018, Pages 6307-6313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.08.084.
Tan N Doan, Greg J Fox, Michael T Meehan, Nick Scott, Romain Ragonnet, Kerri Viney, James M Trauer, Emma S McBryde. Cost-effectiveness of 3 months of weekly rifapentine and isoniazid compared with other standard treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection: a decision analysis study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dky403, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dky403
Predicting the Outcomes of New Short-Course Regimens for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Using Intrahost and Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modelling. American Society for Microbiology Journals,September 24, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01487-18., , , , .
Sophie G. Zaloumis, Pengxing Cao, Saber Dini, Miles P. Davenport, Deborah Cromer, David S. Khoury, Freya J.I. Fowkes, James M. McCaw,Julie A. Simpson. In silico investigation of the decline in clinical efficacy of artemisinin combination therapies due to increasing artemisinin and partner drug resistance. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Sep 2018, AAC.01292-18; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01292-18
Ada W.C.Yan a,b , Andrew J. Black c , James M. McCaw b,d,e , Nicolas Rebuli c , Joshua V. Ross c , Annalisa J. Swan a , Roslyn I. Hickson a. The distribution of the time taken for an epidemic to spread between two communities. Mathematical Biosciences, Volume 303, September 2018, Pages 139-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.07.004
A.T. Newall a, C. Chen a, J.G. Wood a, M.S. Stockwell b. Within-season influenza vaccine waning suggests potential net benefits to delayed vaccination in older adults in the United States. Vaccine,Volume 36, Issue 39, 18 September 2018, Pages 5910-5915. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.08.007
R. Farrukee, A. E. Zarebski, J. M. McCaw, J. D. Bloom, P. C. Reading, A. C. Hurt. Characterization of Influenza B Virus Variants with Reduced Neuraminidase Inhibitor Susceptibility. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Oct 2018, 62 (11) e01081-18; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01081-18
Caroline van Gemert, Emma S McBryde, Isabel Bergeri, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Hassan Vally, Tim Spelman, Brett Sutton, Margaret Hellard. Description of social contacts among student cases of pandemic influenza during the containment phase, Melbourne, Australia, 2009.Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2018 Sep;9(5). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2018.9.5.003
Cross-border tuberculosis: opportunities, challenges and change. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 22, Number 9, September 2018, https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.18.0275, , , .
Vanessa Clifford, Marc Tebruegge, Christel Zufferey, Susie Germano, Ben Forbes, Lucy Cosentino, Elizabeth Matchett, Emma McBryde, Damon Eisen, Roy Robins-Browne, Alan Street, Justin Denholm, Nigel Curtis. Cytokine biomarkers for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection and disease in adults in a low prevalence setting. Tuberculosis, 25 August 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2018.08.011
Roberts, M.G., Hickson, R.I., McCaw, J.M. et al. A simple influenza model with complicated dynamics. J. Math. Biol. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-018-1285-z
M.J. Lydeamore, P.T. Campbell, D.G. Regan, S.Y.C. Tong, R.M. Andrews, A.C. Steer, L. Romani, J.M. Kaldor, J. McVernon, J.M. McCaw,
A biological model of scabies infection dynamics and treatment informs mass drug administration strategies to increase the likelihood of elimination. Mathematical Biosciences, 2018, ISSN 0025-5564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.08.007.
Fearnley E, Lal A, Bates J, Stafford R, Kirk M, Glass K. Salmonella source attribution in a subtropical state of Australia: capturing environmental reservoirs of infection. Epidemiology & Infection, 146(15):1903-1908. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818002224
Paul F. Horwood , Emma S. McBryde , Dunstan Peniyamina , Scott A. Ritchie. The Indo‐Papuan conduit: a biosecurity challenge for Northern Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42: 434-436. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12808
Phyo Thu Zar Aung1 , Will Cuningham1,2, Kerry Hwang3 , Ross M. Andrews2,4, Jonathan R. Carpetis5 , Therese Kearns2 , Danielle Clucas6 , Jodie McVernon1,3,7, Julie Ann Simpson3 , Steven Y.C. Tong2,8, Patricia Therese Campbell1,7. Scabies and risk of skin sores in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: A self-controlled case series study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2018, 12(7):e0006668.
C. Raina MacIntyre, Elizabeth Kpozehouen, Mohana Kunasekaran, Kathleen Harriman, Stephen Conaty, Alexander Rosewell, Julian Druce, Nicolee Martin, Anita E. Heywood, Heather F. Gidding, James Wood, Sonya Nicholl. Measles control in Australia – threats, opportunities and future needs. Vaccine,Volume 36, Issue 30, 16 July 2018, Pages 4393-4398.. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.022
Denholm JT, McBryde ES, Eisen D, Street A, Matchett E, Chen C, Shultz TR, Biggs B, Leder K. Appropriate comparisons of tuberculosis latency structures with empiric data. The Lancet, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 7, P720-721, JULY 01, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30339-6
Parisi A, Crump JA,Glass K, Howden B, Furuya-Kanamori L, Vilkins S, Kirk MD. Health outcomes from multi-drug resistant Salmonella infections in high-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 15(7):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2017.2403
Tanya Diefenbach-Elstob, Patricia Graves, Robert Dowi, Bisato Gula, David Plummer, Emma McBryde, Daniel Pelowa, Peter Siba, William Pomat and Jeffrey Warner. The epidemiology of tuberculosis in the rural Balimo region of Papua New Guinea. 19 June 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13118
Edirisuriya, C., Beard, F.H., Hendry, A.J., Dey, A., Gidding, H.F., Hueston, L., Dwyer, D.E., Wood, J.G., Macartney, K.K., McIntyre, P.B. Australian rubella serosurvey 2012–2013: On track for elimination? (2018) Vaccine, 36 (20), pp. 2794-2798. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.03.086
Kefyalew Addis Alene , Kerri Viney, Hengzhong Yi, Emma S. McBryde, Kunyun Yang, Liqiong Bai, Darren J. Gray, Zuhui Xu, Archie C. A. Clements. Comparison of the validity of smear and culture conversion as a prognostic marker of treatment outcome in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Plos One, May 2018. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197880
YueWu a, Julie A. Marsh a,b , Emma S. McBryde c , Thomas L. Snelling a,d,e,f. The influence of incomplete case ascertainment on measures of vaccine efficacy. Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 21, 17 May 2018, Pages 2946-2952, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.04.046
Lydeamore MJ1,2, Campbell PT2,3, Cuningham W3, Andrews RM4,5, Kearns T4, Clucas D6, Gundjirryirr Dhurrkay R4, Carapetis J7, Tong SYC 5,8, McCaw JM1, McVernon J2,3,9. Calculation of the age of the first infection for skin sores and scabies in five remote communities in northern Australia. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 May 8:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818001061
Chan KF, Carolan LA, Korenkov D, Druce J, McCaw JM, Reading PC, Barr IG, Laurie KL. Investigating viral interference between influenza A virus and human respiratory syncytial virus in a ferret model of infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases, published 8 May 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy184
Johannes Kotzerke1 , Stephen A. Davis1, Jodie McVernon2, Kathy J. Horadam1 . Steps to solving the infant biometric problem with ridge-based biometrics. (February 2018) IET Biometrics. doi: 10.1049/iet-bmt.2017.0282.
Booth M, Clements A. (2018). Neglected Tropical Disease control – the case for adaptive, location-specific solutions. Trends in Parasitology. Published online ahead of print: DOI: 1016/j.pt.2018.02.001
Kinyanjui T, Middleton J, Guttel S, Cassell J, Ross J, House T (2018) Scabies in residential care homes: Modelling, inference and interventions for well-connected population sub-units. PLoS Comput Biol 14(3): e1006046. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006046
Barnes, B & Glass, K. Modelling low pathogenic avian influenza introduction into the commercial poultry industry, Mathematical Biosciences. vol. 300, pp. 112-121, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.03.021
Kamalini Lokuge , Grazia Caleo, Jane Greig, Jennifer Duncombe, Nicholas McWilliam, James Squire, Manjo Lamin, Emily Veltus, Anja Wolz, Gary Kobinger, Marc-Antoine de la Vega, Osman Gbabai, Sao Nabieu, Mohammed Lamin, Ronald Kremer, Kostas Danis, Emily Banks, Kathryn Glass. Successful Control of Ebola Virus Disease: Analysis of Service Based Data from Rural Sierra Leone. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 13 pp. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004498
Brain D.C., Barnett A.G., Yakob L., Clements A., Riley T.V., Halton K., Graves N. (2018) Reducing length of stay to improve Clostridium difficile-related health outcomes. Infection, Disease and Health. Published online ahead of print: DOI: 1016/j.idh.2018.01.001
New software based on statistical probability principles is helping forecast our flu season, and could also identify the level of threat of a bioterrorist attack. A forecasting tool that uses data routinely collected by state health departments could be used to forecast disease in the event of a bioterrorist attack or new influenza pandemic.
Wang Z, Zhu L, Nguyen THO, Wan Y, Sant S, Quinones-Parra SM, Crawford J, Eltahla AA, Rizzetto S, Bull RA, Qiu C, Koutsakos M, Bridie Clemens E, Loh L, Zhu L, Chen T, Liu L, Cao P, Ren Y, Kedzierski L, Kotsimbos TC, McCaw JM, La Gruta NL, Turner SJ, Cheng AC, Luciani F, Zhang X, Doherty PC, Thomas PG, Xu J, Kedzierska K, Prolonged persistence of clonally diverse CD38+HLA-DR+CD8+ T cells during fatal H7N9 disease, Nature Communications 9: 824 (2018). doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03243-7
Cadavid Restrepo A.M., Yang Y., McManus D.P., Gray D.J., Barnes T.S., Williams G.M., Soares Magalhães R.J., Hamm N.A.S., Clements A.C.A. (2018). Spatiotemporal patterns and environmental drivers of human echinococcoses over a twenty-year period in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. Parasites and Vectors. 11:108. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2693-z.
Chisholm RH, Campbell PT, Wu Y, Tong SYC, McVernon J, Geard N (2018) Implications of asymptomatic carriers for infectious disease transmission and control. Royal Society Open Science 5:172341. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172341
Laurie KL, Horman W, Carolan LA, Chan KF, Layton D, Bean A, Vijaykrishna D, Reading P, McCaw JM, Barr IG , Evidence for viral interference and cross-reactive protective immunity between influenza B virus lineages, Journal of Infectious Diseases 217(4): 548–559 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix509
Y.A. Melsew (a1) (a2), T.N. Doan (a3) (a4), M. Gambhir (a1), A.C. Cheng (a1) (a5) E. McBryde (a3) (a4) J.M. Trauer (a1). Risk factors for infectiousness of patients with tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology and Infection, 146(3), 345-353. doi:10.1017/S0950268817003041.
Wangdi K., Clements A.C.A, Du T., Nery S.V. (2018) Spatial and temporal patterns of dengue infections in Timor-Leste, 2005-2013. Parasites and Vectors. 11:9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2588-4.
Brain D., Yakob L., Barnett A., Riley T., Clements A., Halton K., Graves N. (2018) Economic evaluation of interventions designed to reduced Clostridium difficile infection. PLoS One. 13:e0190093. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190093.
Romain Ragonnet, James M.Trauer, Nick Scott, Michael T.Meehan, Justin T.Denholm, Emma S.McBryde. Optimally capturing latency dynamics in models of tuberculosis transmission. Epidemics,Volume 21, December 2017, Pages 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2017.06.002
Robert Moss,1 James E. Fielding,2 Lucinda J. Franklin,3 Nicola Stephens,3 Jodie McVernon,1,2,4 Peter Dawson,5 James M. McCaw1,4,6. Epidemic forecasts as a tool for public health: interpretation and (re)calibration. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2018 vol. 42 no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12750
Guernier V, Diefenbach-Elstob T, Pelowa D, Pollard S, Burgess G, McBryde E and Warner J (2018) Molecular diagnosis of suspected tuberculosis from archived smear slides from the Balimo region, Papua New Guinea. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 67. pp. 75-81.
McLure, A., Clements, A.C.A., Kirk, M. et al. Clostridium difficile classification overestimates hospital-acquired infections. Journal of Hospital Infection, 16 December 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.12.014
Denholm JT 1,2,3, McBryde ES 4, Eisen D 4,5, Street A 2, Matchett E 2, Chen C 6, Shultz TR 2, Biggs B 2, Leder K 2,7. SIRCLE: a randomised controlled cost comparison of self‐administered short‐course isoniazid and rifapentine for cost‐effective latent tuberculosis eradication. Intern Med J. 2017 Dec;47(12):1433-1436. doi: 10.1111/imj.13601.
Xu Z, Glass K, Lau C, Geard N, Graves P, Clements A (2017) A synthetic population for modelling the dynamics of infectious disease transmission in American Samoa. Scientific Reports 7:16725. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17093-8
Tan N. Doan, Damon P. Eisen, Morgan T. Rose,Andrew Slack, Grace Stearnes, Emma S. McBryde. Interferon-gamma release assay for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection: A latent-class analysis. PlosOne November 28, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188631
Alene, K. A., Viney, K., McBryde, E., & Clements, A. (2017). Spatiotemporal transmission and socio-climatic factors related to paediatric tuberculosis in north-western Ethiopia. Geospatial Health, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2017.575
Alene K.A., Clements A.C.A., McBryde E.S., Jaramillo E., Lonnroth K., Shaweno D., Viney K. (2018) Sequelae of multidrug resistant tuberculosis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 8: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019593.
Nicolas P. Rebuli, N.G. Bean, J.V. Ross. Estimating the basic reproductive number during the early stages of an emerging epidemic. Theoretical Population Biology, Volume 119, 2018, Pages 26-36, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2017.10.004
Indigenous Australian household structure: a simple data collection tool and implications for close contact transmission of communicable diseases. Thiripura Vino 1 , Gurmeet R. Singh 2,3 , Belinda Davison 2 , Patricia T. Campbell 4,5 , Michael J. Lydeamore 4,5 , Andrew Robinson 1,6,7 , Jodie McVernon 5 , Steven Y.C. Tong 2,8 and Nicholas Geard9,10 . PeerJ October 2017 5:e3958; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3958
Inference of epidemiological parameters from household stratified data. James N. Walker, Joshua V. Ross, Andrew J. Black. PLOS One October 2017. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185910
The Impact of Antimalarial Use on the Emergence and Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum Resistance: A Scoping Review of Mathematical Models . Aleisha R. Brock1, Carole A. Gibbs2, Joshua V. Ross 3 and Adrian Esterman 4,5 Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2(4), 54; doi:10.3390/tropicalmed2040054
Cao P, Klonis N, Zaloumis S, Dogovski C, Xie SC, Saralamba S, White LJ, Fowkes FJI, Tilley L, Simpson JA, McCaw JM, A dynamic stress model explains the delayed drug effect in artemisinin treatment of Plasmodium falciparum, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 61(12): e00618–17 (2017). doi:10.1128/AAC.00618-17
Debebe Shaweno, James M Trauer, Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde. A novel Bayesian geospatial method for estimating tuberculosis incidence reveals many missed TB cases in Ethiopia. BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2017, 17:662. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2759-0
Who’s holding the baby? A prospective diary study of the contact patterns of mothers with an infant. Patricia Therese Campbell, Jodie McVernon, Niraj Shrestha, Paula M. Nathan and Nicholas Geard. BMC Infectious Diseases September 2017. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2735-8.
Alexandra B.Hogana, Patricia T.Campbell b c , Christopher C. Blythdef, Faye J. Lime, Parveen Fathimae, Stephanie Davisa, Hannah C. Mooree, Kathryn Glassa. Potential impact of a maternal vaccine for RSV: A mathematical modelling study. Vaccine. 2017 Oct 27;35(45):6172-6179. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.09.043. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
Hybrid Markov chain models of S–I–R disease dynamics. Nicholas P. Rebuli, N.G.Beanm J.V.Ross. Journal of Mathematical Biology September 2017, Volume 75 Issue 3, pp 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2735-8.
Vaccine efficacy against Indonesian Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1: systematic review and meta-analysis. Villanueva-Cabezas JP, Coppo MJC, Durr PA, McVernon J. Vaccine September 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.07.059
Predicting the Risk of Biological Invasions Using Environmental Similarity and Transport Network Connectedness. Robert C. Cope, Joshua V. Ross, Talia A. Wittmann, Michael J. Watts, Phillip Cassey. Risk Analysis Aug 2017. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12870.
James Trauer, Romain Ragonnet, Tan Nhut Doan and Emma McBryde. Modular programming for tuberculosis control, the “AuTuMN” platform. BMC Infectious Diseases BMC series 2017, 17:546. 7 August 2017. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2648-6
McLure, A., Clements, A.C.A., Kirk, M. et al. Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections are Sustained by Disease from the Community. Bull Math Biol (2017) 79: 2242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-017-0328-8.
The Mechanisms for Within-Host Influenza Virus Control Affect Model-Based Assessment and Prediction of Antiviral Treatment. Pengxing Cao 1 and James M. McCaw 1,2,3 .Viruses 2017, 9(8), 197; doi:10.3390/v9080197
A mechanistic model quantifies artemisinin-induced parasite growth retardation in blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum infection. Pengxing Caoa, Nectarios Klonisb, Sophie Zaloumisc, David S. Khouryd, Deborah Cromerd, Miles P. Davenportd, Leann Tilleyb, Julie A. Simpsonc, James M. McCaw a, c, e,. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.07.017
Influenza as a trigger for cardiovascular disease: An investigation of serotype, subtype and geographic location. D.C.Pearce ab, J.M.McCaw acd, J.McVernon ac , J.D.Mathews a. Environmental Research Volume 156 July 2017, pages 688-696. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.04.024
Romain Ragonnet, James M. Trauer, Justin T. Denholm, Ben J. Marais and Emma S. McBryde. A user-friendly mathematical modelling web interface to assist local decision making in the fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis. BMC Infectious Diseases BMC series 2017, 17:374 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2478-6
Modelling the impact of antimalarial quality on the transmission of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. Aleisha R.Brock a , Joshua V. Ross b , Scott Greenhalgh c , David P.Durham d , Alison Galvani d , Sunil Parikh e , Adrian Esterman f g . Infectious Disease Modelling 2 (2017) 161e187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idm.2017.04.001
Determining best strategies for maternally-targeted pertussis vaccination using an individual based model. Campbell PT, McVernon J, Geard N. American Journal of Epidemiology 186 (1):109-117. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx002.
HOGAN, A., GLASS, K., & ANDERSSEN, R. (2017). Complex demodulation: a novel time series method for analysing seasonal infectious diseases. The ANZIAM Journal, 59(1), 51-60. doi:10.1017/S1446181116000377
Is Australia prepared for the next pandemic? Jodie McVernon, Tania C Sorrell, Jenny Firman, Brendan Murphy and Sharon R Lewin. Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 284-286. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01451
High rates of latent tuberculosis infection in contacts and the wider community in South India. P Narasimhan, CR MacIntyre, D Mathai, JG Wood. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (accepted, Feb 2017).
Measuring Transitions in Sexual Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: The Novel Use of Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis in HIV Sentinel Surveillance. Wilkinson AL, El-Hayek C, Fairley CK, Roth N, Tee BK, McBryde E, Hellard M, Stoové M. Am J Epidemiol (2017) 185 (8): 627-635, Mar 10:1-9. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww239.
Wilkinson et al. Respond to “Latent Transition Analyses in Clinical Cohorts”. Wilkinson AL, El-Hayek C, Fairley CK, Roth N, Tee BK, McBryde E, Hellard M, Stoové M. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Mar 10:1-2. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww238.
Treatment outcomes in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in north-west Ethiopia. Kefyalew Addis Alene, Kerri Viney, Emma S. McBryde, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Archie C. A. Clements. Tropical Medicine and International Health. First published: 6 January 2017. Volume 22, Issue 3 March 2017, pages 351–362. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12826
Mycobacteria-specific IL-1RA response as a potential correlate of treatment success in active and latent tuberculosis infection. Vanessa Clifford, Marc Tebruegge, Christel Zufferey, Susie Germano, Ben Forbes, Lucy Cosentino, Elizabeth Matchett, Emma McBryde, Damon Eisen, Roy Robins-Browne, Alan Street, Justin Denholm, Nigel Curtis. Pathology 49 (Feb 2017): S59.
Spatial patterns of multidrug resistant tuberculosis and relationships to socio-economic, demographic and household factors in northwest Ethiopia. Kefyalew Addis Alene , Kerri Viney, Emma S. McBryde, Archie C. A. Clements.Published: February 9, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171800
The risk of global epidemic replacement with drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Emma S. McBryde, Michael T. Meehan, Tan N. Doan, Romain Ragonnet, Ben J. Marais, Vanina Guernier, James M. Trauer. International Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol 56, P 14-20. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2017.01.031
Andrew J. Blacka , Nicholas Geardb, c, James M. McCawb, d, e, Jodie McVernonb, e, f, Joshua V. Rossa . Characterising pandemic severity and transmissibility from data collected during first few hundred studies. | Epidemics, 19th January 2017 doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00611.
Jacoby P, Glass K, Moore HC. Characterizing the risk of respiratory syncytial virus in infants with older siblings: a population-based birth cohort study. Epidemiology and Infection 145(2):266-271. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268816002545
Model selection for seasonal influenza forecasting. Zarebski AE, Dawson P, McCaw JM, Moss R, Infectious Disease Modelling. (accepted 16 December 2016) doi.org/10.1016/j.idm.2016.12.004
High rates of multidrug-resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis among re-treatment cases: where do they come from? Romain Ragonnet, James M. Trauer, Justin T. Denholm, Ben J. Marais and Emma S. McBryde. BMC Infectious Diseases:36, doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-2171-1 Published: 6 January 2017
Is IPT more effective in high-burden settings? Modelling the effect of tuberculosis incidence on IPT impact. Ragonnet, R, Trauer J, McBryde E, Houben R. M. G. J, Denholm, J, Handel A, Sumner, T. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 21, Nr 1, 1 January 2017, pp. 60-66(7). doi:10.5588/ijtld.16.0297
Heterogeneity of distribution of tuberculosis in Sheka Zone, Ethiopia: drivers and temporal trends. Shaweno, D, Shaweno, T, Trauer J.M, Denholm J, McBryde, E. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 21, Number 1, 1 January 2017, pp. 79-85(7)
Pengxing Cao1, Zhongfang Wang 2, 3, Ada W. Yan1, Jodie McVernon 4, 6, Jianqing Xu2, Jane M. Heffernan5, Katherine Kedzierska3 and James M. McCaw1, 4, 6*,
On the role of CD8+ T cells in determining recovery time from influenza virus infection. Front. Immunol. | doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00611.
Cost-effectiveness and resource implications of aggressive action on tuberculosis in China, India, and South Africa: a combined analysis of nine models. Nicolas A Menzies, Gabriela B Gomez, , Emma S McBryde, James M Trauer, et al. The Lancet Global Health Volume 4, Issue 11, November 2016, Pages e816–e826. doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30265-0
Jodie McVernon, Pursuit:WORLD-CHANGING RESEARCH MADE POSSIBLE BY MELBOURNE, 18 November 2016.
Modelling the effect of short-course multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. James M. Trauer, Jay Achar, Nargiza Parpieva, Atadjan Khamraev, Justin T. Denholm, Dennis Falzon, Ernesto Jaramillo, Anita Mesic, Philipp du Cros and Emma S. McBryde BMC Medicine2016 14:187. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0723-2. Published: 18 November 2016
Patricia Therese Campbell1,2, Jodie McVernon1,2,3, Peter McIntyre4, and Nicholas Geard1,Influence of Population Demography and Immunization History on the Impact of an Antenatal Pertussis Program. Clinical Infectious Diseases Volume 63, Issue suppl 4Pp. S213-S220, doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw520.
Ada W. C. Yana , Pengxing Caoa , Jane M. Heffernan b,c, Jodie McVernond,e,f, Kylie M. Quinn g,h, Nicole L. La Grutag,h, Karen L. Laurie i,j,g, James M. McCaw a,e,f.Modelling cross-reactivity and memory in the cellular adaptive immune response to influenza infection in the host. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Accepted 2016 Nov 8.
Furuya-Kanamori L1, Riley TV2,3, Paterson DL4, Foster NF2,3, Huber CA4, Hong S2, Harris-Brown T4, Robson J5, Clements AC6. A comparison of Clostridium difficile ribotypes circulating in Australian hospitals and communities. J Clin Microbiol 2016; Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1128/JCM.01779-16
The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster – Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015. Stehling-Ariza T, Wood JG, Manso D et. al. BMC Infectious Diseases, Oct 2016(1). doi:10.1186/s12879-016-1941-0
A data-driven model for influenza transmission incorporating media effects. Mitchell L, Ross JV. 2016 A R. Soc. open sci.3: 160481..doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160481
Robert Moss,1 James M. McCaw,1,2,3 Allen C. Cheng,4,5 Aeron C. Hurt,6 and Jodie McVernon1,3.Reducing disease burden in an influenza pandemic by targeted delivery of neuraminidase inhibitors: mathematical models in the Australian context.Published online 2016 Oct 10, BMC Infectious Diseases.doi:10.1186/s12879-016-1866-7
Feasibility of achieving the 2025 WHO global tuberculosis targets in South Africa, China, and India: a combined analysis of 11 mathematical models. Rein M G J Houben, Nicolas A Menzies, Tom Sumner, Grace H Huynh, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, James M Trauer, Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde, Anna Vassall, Richard G White, et al. Lancet Glob Health 2016;4: e806–15 Published Online October 6, 2016. doi.org/10.1016/ S2214-109X(16)30199-1
R. MOSS (a1), A. ZAREBSKI (a2), P. DAWSON (a3) and J. M. McCAW (a1) (a2) (a4).Retrospective forecasting of the 2010–2014 Melbourne influenza seasons using multiple surveillance systems. Epidemiology and Infection, 145(1), 156-169. doi:10.1017/S0950268816002053. Published online: 27 September 2016
Robert Moss, Roslyn I. Hickson, Jodie McVernon, James M. McCaw, Krishna Hort, Jim Black, John R. Madden, Nhi H. Tran, Emma S. McBryde, Nicholas Geard. Model-Informed Risk Assessment and Decision Making for an Emerging Infectious Disease in the Asia-Pacific Region. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 Sep 23;DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005018
Furuya-Kanamori L, Yakob L, Riley TV, Paterson DL, Baker P, McKenzie SJ, Robson J, Clements AC. Community-acquired Clostridium difficile infections in Queensland, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis 2016; 22(9):1659-61.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2209.151115
Furuya-Kanamori L1, Clements AC2, Foster NF3, Huber CA4, Hong S5, Harris-Brown T4, Yakob L6, Paterson DL4, Riley TV3.Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonisation in two Australian tertiary hospitals, 2012-2014: A prospective, repeated cross-sectional study. Clin Microb Infect 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.08.030
Problematic Dichotomization of Risk for Intensive Care Unit (ICU)–Acquired Invasive Candidiasis: Results Using a Risk-Predictive Model to Categorize 3 Levels of Risk From a Multicenter Prospective Cohort of Australian ICU Patients. E. Geoffrey Playford Jeffrey Lipman Michael Jones Anna F. Lau Masrura Kabir Sharon C.-A. Chen Deborah J. Marriott Ian Seppelt Thomas Gottlieb Winston Cheung Jonathan R. Iredell Emma S. McBryde, Tania C. Sorrell. Clin Infect Dis (2016) 63 (11): 1463-1469. doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw610 .Published: 06 September 2016
This guide is intended as an introduction to interpreting the results of mathematical modelling studies in epidemiology. Such studies are increasingly used to support decision-making related to immunisation policy and the control of vaccine preventable diseases. The guide is designed to be read either in full or on a section by section basis, with these sections closely relating to the ordering of material in published modelling papers. Where it has been essential to use more technical terms to convey a precise message, these have been italicized to indicate inclusion in the attached glossary found on pages 24-26 of this document.
The guidance has been kept fairly general as we could not cover the large variety of specific details that appear in the literature. References for further reading are provided at the end of the document.
Tiffany Leung a, Barry D. Hughes a, Federico Frascoli b, James M. McCaw a, c, d,Periodic solutions in an SIRWS model with immune boosting and cross-immunity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 410, December 2016, 55-64.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.08.034
McBride WJH, Abhayaratna WP, Barr I, Booy R, Carapetis J, Carson S, De Looze F, Ellis-Pegler R, Heron L, Karrasch J, Marshall H, McVernon J, Nolan T, Rawlinson W, Reid J, Richmond P, Shakib S, Basser RL, Hartel GF, Lai MH, Rockman S, Greenberg ME. Efficacy of a trivalent influenza vaccine against seasonal strains and against 2009 pandemic H1N1: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Vaccine 34 (2016) 4991–4997. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.038.
Managing the risk of wildlife disease introduction: pathway-level biosecurity for preventing the introduction of alien ranaviruses. Pablo García-Díaz, Joshua V. Ross, Andrew P. Woolnough, Phillip Cassey. Vol54, Issue 1 Feb 2017 P 234–241. First published: 9 August 2016. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12749
Yang T, Xie SC, Cao P, Giannangelo C, McCaw J, Creek DJ, Charman SA, Klonis N, Tilley L. Comparison of the Exposure Time Dependence of the Activities of Synthetic Ozonide Antimalarials and Dihydroartemisinin against K13 Wild-Type and Mutant Plasmodium falciparum Strains. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2016 Jul 22;60(8):4501-10.2016 Aug; 60(8): 4501–4510. DOI:10.1128/AAC.00574-16
The Zika outbreak, arriving on the heels of Ebola and just in time for the Rio Olympics, has challenged global health agencies to respond rapidly and effectively. Determining the appropriate response is far from straightforward, though, as there is much we don’t yet know about the Zika virus.
A pair of papers published recently in the journal Science have reviewed current evidence about the spread and control of Zika. These studies use mathematical models to help understand how the virus may spread.
Read the full article here.
Villanueva-Cabezas JP1,2, Campbell PT1,3, McCaw JM1,3,4, Durr PA2, McVernon J1,3. Turnover of Village Chickens Undermines Vaccine Coverage to Control HPAI H5N1.Zoonoses and Public Health.2016 Jun 30. doi: 10.1111/zph.12282.
Millions of people suffer each year from infectious diseases which are responsible for about a quarter of all deaths worldwide. But tracking the cause of such illness and trying to avoid their spread is always a challenge.
Read the full article here.
Quinones-Parra S, Clemens B, Wang Z, Croom H, Kedzierski L, McVernon J, Vijaykrishna D, Kedzierska K. A role of influenza exposure history in determining pandemic susceptibility and CD8+ T cell responses. Journal of Virology, August 2016 vol. 90 no. 15 6936-6947. doi:10.1128/JVI.00349-16 Abstract Novel influenza viruses often cause differential infection patterns across different age groups, an effect…
Alexandra B. Hogan a, Robert S. Anderssen b, Stephanie Davis a, Hannah C. Moore c, Faye J. Lim c, Parveen Fathima c, Kathryn Glass a.Time series analysis of RSV and bronchiolitis seasonality in temperate and tropical Western Australia. Epidemics 16 (2016) 49–55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2016.05.001 Abstract Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory illness in young children and is…
The Potential Impact of a Hepatitis C Vaccine for People Who Inject Drugs: Is a Vaccine Needed in the Age of Direct-Acting Antivirals? Jack Stone , Natasha K. Martin, Matthew Hickman, Margaret Hellard, Nick Scott, Emma McBryde, Heidi Drummer, Peter Vickerman. PLOS one.Published: May 25, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156213
On the efficient determination of optimal Bayesian experimental designs using ABC: A case study in optimal observation of epidemics. David J. Price, Nigel G. Bean, Joshua V. Ross, Jonathan Tuke. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference.Vol 172, May 2016, Pages 1–15. doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2015.12.008
Scenario Analysis for Programmatic Tuberculosis Control in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. James M. Trauer Justin T. Denholm Saba Waseem, Romain Ragonnet, Emma S. McBryde. Am J Epidemiol (2016) 183 (12): 1138-1148. doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwv323. Published: 19 May 2016
Alexandra B. Hogan , Kathryn Glass, Hannah C. Moore, Robert S. Anderssen. Exploring the dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) transmission in children. Theoretical Population Biology, May 2016. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2016.04.003
Feasibiliy of Recruiting People who Inject Drugs into a Nurse-Led Model of Care Trial: The Tap Study. S. von Bibra, J.S. Doyle, P. Higgs, P. Dietze, P. Desmond, M. Stoove, E. McBryde, L. Burke, J. Lupi, M. Bryant, A.J. Thompson, M.E. Hellard. Journal of Hepatology Vol 64-2. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8278(16)01598-1
Hepatic Fibrosis Measured by Elastography among People who Inject Drugs with Chronic HCV in Community Settings: The Tap Study. J.S. Doyle, P. Dietze, P. Desmond, D.M. Iser, M. Stoove, E. McBryde, P. Higgs, M.E. Hellard, A.J. Thompson. 16 April 2016: Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis C – Clinical (therapy). Journal of Hepatology, 2016 Vol 64-2. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8278(16)01526-9
Treatment scale-up to achieve global HCV incidence and mortality elimination targets: a cost-effectiveness model. Nick Scott, Emma S McBryde, Alexander Thompson, Joseph S Doyle, Margaret E Hellard. BMJ Journal.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311504
Ndii MZ, Allingham D, Hickson RI, Glass K. (2016) The effect of Wolbachia on dengue dynamics in the presence of two serotypes of dengue: symmetric and asymmetric epidemiological characteristics. Epidemiology & Infection March2016. doi:10.1017/S0950268816000753
Komadina N, Quinones-Parra SM, Kedzierska K, McCaw JM, Kelso A, Leder K, McVernon J. High conservation level of CD8+ T cell immunogenic regions within an unusual H1N2 human influenza variant. Journal Med Virol Mar 2016. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.24516
The probability of epidemic fade-out is non-monotonic in transmission rate for the Markovian SIR model with demography. P.G. Ballard, N.G. Bean, J.V. Ross. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Volume 393, 2016, Pages 170–178 doi/10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.01.012
Ballard, P.G., Bean, N.G. and Ross, J.V. (2016) The probability of epidemic fade-out is non-monotonic in transmission rate for the Markovian SIR model with demography. Journal of Theoretical Biology 393, 170-178. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.01.012
McKinley, T.J., Ross, J.V., Deardon, R. and Cook, A.R. (2014) Simulation-based Bayesian inference for epidemic models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 71, 434-447. doi:10.1016/j.csda.2012.12.012
Furuya-Kanamori L, Doi SA, Paterson DL, Helms SK, Yakob L, McKenzie SJ, Garborg K, Emanuelsson F, Stollman N, Kronman MP, Clark J, Huber CA, Riley TV, Clements AC. Upper versus lower-gastrointestinal delivery for transplantation of fecal microbiota in recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection – A collaborative analysis of individual patient data from 14 studies. J Clin Gastroenterol 2016; Epub ahead of print.DOI:10.1097/MCG.0000000000000511
Lokuge K, Caleo G, Greig J, Duncombe J, McWilliam N, Squire J, Lamin M, Wolz A, Kobinger G,de la Vega M-A, Gbabai O, Nabieu S, Lamin M, Kremer R, Danis K, Banks E, Glass K. (2016) Successful control of Ebola Virus Disease: analysis of service based data from rural Sierra Leone. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(3):e0004498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004498
Dirmesropian S; Wood JG; MacIntyre CR; Beutels P; Newall AT, 2016, ‘Economic Evaluation of Vaccination Programmes in Older Adults and the Elderly: Important Issues and Challenges.’,PharmacoEconomics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40273-016-0393-0
Choice of Antiviral Allocation Scheme for Pandemic Influenza Depends on Strain Transmissibility, Delivery Delay and Stockpile Size. Lydeamore, M., Bean, N., Black, A.J., Ross J.V. Bull Math Biol (2016) 78: 293. doi:10.1007/s11538-016-0144-6
Risk of Active Tuberculosis in the Five Years Following Infection . . . 15%? James M. Trauer, Nompilo Moyo, Ee-Laine Tay, Katie Dale, Romain Ragonnet, Emma S. McBryde, Justin T. Denholm. Chest. 2016;149(2):516-525. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.11.017
Doan TN, Kong DC, Marshall C, Kirkpatrick CM, McBryde ES. Modeling the impact of interventions against Acinetobacter baumannii transmission in intensive care units. Virulence.2015:112. doi:10.1080/21505594.2015.1076615
Lydeamore, M., Bean, N., Black, A.J. and Ross, J.V. (2016) Choice of antiviral allocation scheme for pandemic influenza depends on strain transmissibility, delivery delay and stockpile size. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 78, 293-321. DOI 10.1007/s11538-016-0144-6
Bowen AC, Harris T, Holt DC, Giffard PM, Carapetis JR, Campbell PT, McVernon J, Tong SYC. Whole genomesequencing reveals extensive community-level transmission of Group AStreptococcus in remote communities. Epidemiol Infect.doi.org/10.1017/S095026881500326X
Cope, R.C., Ross, J.V., Wittmann, T.A. and Cassey, P. (2016) Integrative analysis of the physical transport network into Australia. PLOS ONE 11, e0148831. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0148831
, , , . Forecasting inﬂuenza outbreak dynamics in Melbourne from Internet search query surveillance data. Influenza and other respiratory viruses 7 MAR 2016. DOI:10.1111/irv.12376
Wilkinson AL, El-Hayek C, Spelman T, Fairley CK, Leslie D, McBryde ES, et al. A ‘test and treat’ prevention strategy in Australia requires innovative HIV testing models: a cohort study of repeat testing among ‘high-risk’ men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Infect. 2016. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052421
Newall AT, Reyes JF, McIntyre P., Menzies R, Beutels P, & Wood, JG (2016). Retrospective economic evaluation of childhood 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in Australia: Uncertain herd impact on pneumonia critical. Vaccine, 34(3), 320-327. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.053
Yan AWC, Cao P, McCaw JM, On the extinction probability in models of within-host infection: the role of latency and immunity, Journal of Mathematical Biology 9 Jan 2016 doi:10.1007/s00285-015-0961-5
Furuya-Kanamori L, Wangdi K, Yakob L, McKenzie SJ, Doi SA, Clark J, Paterson DL, Riley TV, Clements AC. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and Clostridium difficile infection – A meta-analysis. JPEN Parenter Enter 2015; Epub ahead of print.DOI:10.1177/0148607115623457
Quinn KM, Zaloumis SG, Cukalac T, Kan W-T, Sng X, Mirams M, Watson K, McCaw JM, Doherty PC, Thomas PG, Handel A, La Gruta NL, Heightened self-reactivity associated with selective survival, but not expansion, of naïve virus-specific CD8+ T cells in aged mice, PNAS January 19, 2016, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1525167113
Fielding JE, Kelly HA, Glass K (2015) Transmission of the first influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic wave in Australia was driven by undetected infections: pandemic response implications. PLoS One 10(12): e0144331.http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144331
Arden KE, Beatson SA, Lambert SB, Wang CYT, McVernon J, Nissen MD, Nolan T, Sloots TP, Mackay IM. Deep sequence characterization of a divergent HPIV-4a from an adult with prolonged influenza-like illness. Virology Reports, 2015 February 18. doi:10.1016/j.virep.2015.02.001
Scott N, McBryde E, Kirwan A, Stoove M. Modelling the Impact of Condom Distribution on the Incidence and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in an Adult Male Prison System. PLoS One. 2015;10(12):e0144869. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144869
The recent outbreak of chickenpox in a Melbourne primary school is a reminder that even in a country like Australia where immunisation rates are high, children and adults are still at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Outbreaks such as this one occur from time to time for two main reasons. Read the full article here.
Geard N, Glass K, McCaw JM, McBryde E, Korb, K, Keeling MJ, McVernon J (2015) The effects of demographic change on disease transmission and vaccine impact in a household structured population. Epidemics, 13:56-64. doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2015.08.002
Furuya-Kanamori L, Marquess J, Yakob L, Riley TV, Paterson DL, Foster NF, Huber C, Clements AC. Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization – Epidemiology and Clinical Implications. BMC Infect Dis2015; 15:516.DOI:10.1186/s12879-015-1258-4
Regan DG, Wood JG, Benevent C. et. al. (2016). Estimating the critical immunity threshold for preventing hepatitis A outbreaks in men who have sex with men. Epidemiology and Infection. 144(7):1528-37.http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815002605
Fondation Merieux webcast 2015. Pertussis modeling: contributions of natural and vaccines immunity on the epidemiology. http://www.fondation-merieux.org/pertussis-biology-epidemiology-and-prevention-2015-webcasts
Rolls DA, Wang P, McBryde E, Pattison P, Robins G. A Simulation Study Comparing Epidemic Dynamics on Exponential Random Graph and Edge-Triangle Configuration Type Contact Network Models. PLoS One. 2015;10(11):e0142181. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142181
Rolls D, Geard N, Warr DJ, Nathan PM, Robins GL, Pattison PE, McCaw JM, McVernon J (2015) Social encounter profiles of greater Melbourne residents, by location – a telephone survey.BMC Infectious Diseases, 15:494. doi:10.1186/s12879-015-1237-9
Patricia Campbell, James McCaw, Peter McIntyre , Jodie McVernon. Defining long-term drivers of pertussis resurgence, and optimal vaccine control strategies. Vaccine, 19 September 2015. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.025
Ragonnet R, Trauer JM, Denholm JT, Geard N, Hellard M, McBryde ES (2015) Vaccination programs for endemic infections: modelling real versus apparent impacts of vaccine and infection characteristics. Scientific Reports, 15:15468. doi:10.1038/srep15468
Perrett, K.P., McVernon, J., Richmond, P.C., Marshall, H., Nissen, M., August, A., Percell, S., Toneatto, D., Nolan, T.: Immune responses to a recombinant, four-component, meningococcal serogroup B vaccine (4CMenB) in adolescents: a phase III, randomized, multicentre, lot-to-lot consistency study.Vaccine, 2015; 33(39):5217-24. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.06.103
Ross, J.V. and Black, A.J. (2015) Contact tracing and antiviral prophylaxis in the early stages of a pandemic: The probability of a major outbreak. Mathematical Medicine and Biology 32, 331-343. doi: 10.1093/imammb/dqu014
Wilkinson AL, El-Hayek C, Spelman T, Fairley C, Leslie D, McBryde E, et al. “Seek, Test, Treat” Lessons From Australia: A Study of HIV Testing Patterns From a Cohort of Men Who Have Sex With Men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;69(4):460-5. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000613.
Sharmin S, Viennet E, Glass K, Harley D. (2015) The emergence and decline of dengue in Bangladesh: Epidemiology, challenges, and future disease risk. Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 109(10):619-627. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv067
Scott N, Hellard M, McBryde E. Modelling hepatitis C virus transmission among people who inject drugs: assumptions, limitations and future challenges. Virulence. 2015. doi:10.1080/21505594.2015.1085151
Cao P, Yan AWC, Heffernan JM, Petrie S, Moss RG, Carolan LA, Guarnaccia TA, Kelso A, Barr IG, McVernon J, Laurie KL, McCaw JM, Innate immunity and the inter-exposure interval determine the dynamics of secondary influenza virus infection and explain observed viral hierarchies, PLoS Computational Biology 11(8): e1004334 (2015). doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004334.
We humans have an innate tendency to recognise patterns. This ability has helped us survive by learning important skills such as how to distinguish danger (predators and poisonous plants, for instance) from important resources (food sources and safe shelter) and knowing the right time of year to plant crops.
But the same ability can sometimes convince us we’re seeing a meaningful pattern when it isn’t there.
Read the full article here.
Brown CR, McCaw JM, Fairmaid EJ, Brown LE, Leder K, Sinclair M, McVernon J, Factors associated with transmission of influenza-like illness in a cohort of households containing multiple children, Influenza Other Respi Viruses 9(5): 247-254 (2015). doi:10.1111/irv.12331.
Scott N, McBryde E, Vickerman P, Martin NK, Stone J, Drummer H, et al. The role of a hepatitis C virus vaccine: modelling the benefits alongside direct-acting antiviral treatments. BMC medicine. 2015;13(1):198. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0440-2
Yakob L., Riley T.V., Paterson D.L., Marquess J., Soares Magalhaes R., Furuya Kanamori L.,Clements A.C.A. (2015) Modelled mechanisms of hypervirulent Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 displacement of endemic strains. Scientific Reports. 5:12666. doi: 10.1038/srep12666
Bean, N.G., Elliott, R.J., Eshragh, A. and Ross, J.V. On binomial observations of continuous-time Markovian population models. Journal of Applied Probability 52, 457-472. doi:10.1239/jap/1437658609
Petrie SM, Butler J, Bar IG, McVernon J, Hurt AC, McCaw JM, Quantifying relative within-host replication fitness in influenza virus competition experiments, Journal of Theoretical Biology 382: 259-271 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.07.003
Sharmin S, Glass K, Viennet E, Harley D. (2015) Interaction of mean temperature and daily fluctuation influences dengue incidence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(7):e0003901.http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003901
Viruses have been described as “organisms at the edge of life”, unable to reproduce outside the cells of those they infect. But this status has not impeded their evolutionary success. Children, in particular, experience a multitude of viral illnesses during their early years, which gradually reduce over time as their natural immunity develops.
Viral infections may be fleeting (think influenza) or chronic (HIV, for instance), affecting various parts of the body to cause a diverse array of symptoms. These differences have important implications for the spread of that particular viral disease.
Read full article here.
Doan TN, Kong DC, Marshall C, Kirkpatrick CM, McBryde ES. Characterising the Transmission Dynamics of Acinetobacter baumannii in Intensive Care Units Using Hidden Markov Models. PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0132037. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132037
Keeling, M.J. and Ross, J.V. (2015) Optimal prophylactic vaccination in segregated populations: When can we improve on the equalising strategy? Epidemics 11, 7-13.doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2015.01.002
Laurie KL, Guarnaccia TA, Carolan LA, Yan AWC, Aban M, Petrie S, Cao P, Heffernan JM, McVernon J, Mosse J, Kelso A, McCaw JM, Barr IG, The time-interval between infections and viral hierarchies are determinants of viral interference following influenza virus infection in a ferret model, Journal of Infectious Diseases (accepted 24th March 2015). doi:10.1093/infdis/jiv260
Wood JG; Goeyvaerts N; Raina MacIntyre C; Menzies RI; McIntyre PB; Hens N, 2015. Estimating vaccine coverage from serial trivariate serologic data in the presence of waning immunity. Epidemiology. vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 381 – 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/eDe.0000000000000278
Hellard M, McBryde E, Sacks Davis R, Rolls DA, Higgs P, Aitken C, et al. Hepatitis C transmission and treatment as prevention – The role of the injecting network. Int J Drug Policy. 2015. doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.05.006
Dirmesropian S; Wood JG; Macintyre CR; Newall AT, 2015, ‘A review of economic evaluations of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in adults and the elderly‘, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 818 – 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2015.1011954
Dogovski C, Xie SC, Burgio G, Bridgford J, Mok S, McCaw JM, Chotivanich K, Kenny S, Gnadig N, Straimer J, Bozdech Z, Fidock DA, Simpson JA, Dondorp AM, Foote S, Klonis N, Tilley L, Targeting the cell stress response of plasmodium falciparum to overcome artemisinin resistance, PLoS Biology 13(4): e1002132 (2015). doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002132
Korostil, I. A., Wood, J. G., & Regan, D. G. (2015). Periodicity of varicella-zoster virus in the presence of immune boosting and clinical reinfection with varicella. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 12(1).DOI: 10.1186/s12976-015-0002-5
Bolton KJ, McCaw JM, Brown L, Jackson D, Kedzierska K, McVernon J, Prior population immunity reduces the expected impact of CTL-inducing vaccines for pandemic influenza control, PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120138 (2015). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120138
Perrett K, Richmond P, Borrow R, Nolan T, McVernon J. Antibody persistence in Australian adolescents following meningococcal C conjugate vaccination. Pediatric Infect Dis J 2015; 34(3):279-85. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000541
Furuya-Kanamori L., McKenzie S.J., Yakob L., Clark J., Paterson D.L., Riley T.V., Clements A.C. (2015) Clostridium difficile infection seasonality: Patterns across hemispheres and continents. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120730
The guidelines presented here have been developed to assist researchers who are conducting, and ethics committee members who are assessing, research involving digital data.
Digital data presents researchers and ethics committees with familiar and novel ethical issues. Accepted strategies for managing issues such as privacy and confidentiality, and informed consent, need rethinking.
The qualities of digital data, including its mobility and replicability, present new kinds of ethical issues which emerge in relation to data governance, data security and data management.
This document has five parts.
Davey, H. M., Muscatello, D. J., Wood, J. G., Snelling, T. L., Ferson, M. J., & Macartney, K. K. (2015). Impact of high coverage of monovalent human rotavirus vaccine on Emergency Department presentations for rotavirus gastroenteritis. Vaccine, 33(14), 1726-1730. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.01.082
Wood, J. G., Heywood, A. E., Menzies, R. I., McIntyre, P. B., & MacIntyre, C. R. (2015). Predicting localised measles outbreak potential in Australia. Vaccine, 33(9), 1176-1181. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.12.071
Doan, Tan N, Kong, David, Kirkpatrick, Carl MJ, McBryde, Emma S. Optimizing Hospital Infection Control: The Role of Mathematical Modeling. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology / Volume 35 / Issue 12 / December 2014, pp 1521-1530. dx.doi.org/10.1086/678596
Ali H, Cameron E, Drovandi CC, McCaw JM, Guy RJ, Middleton M, El -Hayek C, Hocking JS, Kaldor JM, Donovan B, Wilson DP, on behalf of the Australian chlamydia incidence estimation group, A new approach to estimating trends in chlamydia incidence,Sexually Transmitted InfectionsSexually Transmitted Infections 91: 513-519 (2015).doi:10.1136/sextrans-2014-051631
Furuya-Kanamori L., Stone J.C., Clark J., McKenzie S.J., Yakob L., Paterson D.L., Riley T.V., Doi S.A.R., Clements A.C. (2015) Comorbidities, exposure to medications and the risk of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 36:132–141. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.39
Cope, R.C., Cassey, P., Hugo, G.J. and Ross, J.V. (2014) Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Importation to Australia. PLoS Curents Outbreaks 2014 Dec 10. Edition 1. doi:10.1371/currents.outbreaks.aa0375fd48a92c7c9422aa543a88711f.
Sacks-Davis R, McBryde E, Grebely J, Hellard M, Vickerman P. Many hepatitis C reinfections that spontaneously clear may be undetected: Markov-chain Monte Carlo analysis of observational study data. J R Soc Interface. 2015;12(104):20141197. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.1197.
Dafilis MP, Frascoli F, McVernon J, Heffernan JM, McCaw JM, The dynamical consequences of seasonal forcing, immune boosting and demographic change in a model of disease transmission, J Theor Biol 361: 124-132 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.07.028
Hellard, Margaret; Rolls, David A; Sacks-Davis, Rachel; Robins, Garry; Pattison, Philippa; Higgs, Peter; Aitken, Campbell; McBryde, Emma; The impact of injecting networks on hepatitis C transmission and treatment in people who inject drugs, Hepatology Vol 60, 1861-1870 (2014).
Black, A.J., House, T., Keeling, M.J. and Ross, J.V. (2014) The effect of clumped population structure on the variability of spreading dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology359, 45-53. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.05.042
Trauer JM, Denholm JT, McBryde ES. Construction of a mathematical model for tuberculosis transmission in highly endemic regions of the Asia-pacific. J Theor Biol. 2014;358(7 October 2014):74–84. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.05.023
Dafilis MP, Frascoli F, McVernon J, Heffernan JM, McCaw JM, Dynamical crises, multistability and the influence of the duration of immunity in a seasonally-forced model of disease transmission, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 11:43 (2014). doi:10.1186/1742-4682-11-43
Begun M; Newall AT; Marks GB; Wood JG, 2015, ‘Revisiting Styblo’s law: Could mathematical models aid in estimating incidence from prevalence data?‘, Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 143, no. 7, pp. 1556 – 1565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814002428
Gao, Z., Wood, J. G., Gidding, H. F., Newall, A. T., Menzies, R. I., Wang, H., . . . MacIntyre, C. R. (2015). Control of varicella in the post-vaccination era in Australia: A model-based assessment of catch-up and infant vaccination strategies for the future. Epidemiology and Infection, 143(7), 1467-1476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814002222
Johnston, S.T., Simpson, M.J., McElwain, D.L.S., Binder, B.J. and Ross, J.V. (2014)Interpreting scratch assays using pair density dynamics and approximate Bayesian computation. Open Biology 4: 140097. DOI: 10.1098/rsob.140097
Simpson JA, Zaloumis S, DelIvera AM, Price RN, McCaw JM, Making the most of clinical data: reviewing the role of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models of anti-malarial drugs, AAPS Journal 16(5): 962-974 (2014) doi: 10.1208/s12248-014-9647-y
Davies, K.J., Green, J.E.F., Bean, N.G., Binder, B.J. and Ross, J.V. (2014) On the derivation of approximations to cellular automata models and the assumption of independence. Mathematical Biosciences 253, 63-71.doi:10.1016/j.mbs.2014.04.004
Gardner LM; Rey D; Heywood AE; Toms R; Wood J; Travis Waller S; Raina MacIntyre C, 2014, ‘A scenario-based evaluation of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and the Hajj’, Risk Analysis: an international journal, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 1391 – 1400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/risa.12253
Furuya-Kanamori L., Robson J., Soares Magalhaes R.J., Yakob L., McKenzie S., Paterson D.L., Riley T.V., Clements A.C. (2014) A population-based spatio-temporal analysis of Clostridium difficile infection in Queensland, Australia over a 10-year period. Journal of Infection. 69:447–455. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2014.06.014
Moore HC, Jacoby P, Hogan AB, Blyth CC, Mercer GN (2014) Modelling the seasonal epidemics of respiratory syncytial virus in young children.(2014) PLOS One 9(6):e100422.
Yakob L., Riley T.V., Paterson D.L., Marquess J., Clements A.C.A.(2014) Assessing control bundles for Clostridium difficile: a review and mathematical model. Emerging Microbes and Infections. doi: 10.1038/emi.2014.43
Ross, J.V. and Binder, B.J. (2014) Approximating spatially-exclusive invasion processes.Physical Review E 89, 052709. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.052709
Thomas EG, McCaw JM, Kelly H, Grant K, McVernon J, Quantifying differences in the epidemic curves from three influenza surveillance systems: a nonlinear regression analysis, Epidemiology and Infection 43(2): 427-439 (2015). doi:10.1017/S0950268814000764
McVernon J,Laurie K, Faddy H, Irving D, Nolan T, Barr I, Kelso A, Seroprevalence of antibody to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 attributed to vaccination or infection, before and after the second (2010) pandemic wave in Australia, Influenza Other Resp Vir 8(2): 194-200 (2014). doi:10.1111/irv.12225
Hellard, Margaret, Doyle, Joseph S, Sacks-Davis, Rachel, Thompson, Alexander J,McBryde, Emma. Eradication of hepatitis C infection: the importance of targeting people who inject drugs. Hepatology 2014 Vol 59 nr 2. 366-369, DOI: 10.1002/hep.26623
Chiew M; Gidding HF; Dey A; Wood J; Martin N; Davis S; McIntyre P, 2014, ‘Estimating the measles effective reproduction number in Australia from routine notification data.’, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 171 – 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.125724
Newall, A. T., Reyes, J. F., Wood, J. G., Beutels, P., McIntyre, P., & Menzies, R. (2014). Economic evaluations of implemented vaccination programmes: key methodological challenges in retrospective analyses. Vaccine. 32(7):759-65. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.11.067
Fielding JE, Kelly HA, Mercer GN, Glass K (2014) Systematic review of influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus shedding: duration is affected by severity but not age. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses DOI: 10.1111/irv.12216.
Yakob L., Riley T.V., Paterson D.L., Clements A.C.A. (2013) Clostridium difficile exposure as an insidious source of infection in healthcare settings: An epidemiologic model. BMC Infectious Diseases. 13:376. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-376
Dafilis MP, Frascoli F, Wood JG, McCaw JM, The influence of increasing life expectancy on the dynamics of SIRS systems with immune boosting, Australian New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal 54:50-63 (2012). doi:10.1017/S1446181113000023.
Campbell P, McIntyre P, Quinn H, Hueston L, Gilbert GL, McVernon J, Increased population prevalence of low pertussis toxin antibody levels preceding a record epidemic in Australia. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35874 (2012). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035874.