Publications by authors named "Monica Lahra"

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Travel associated microbial keratitis: is resistance a risk?

Travel Med Infect Dis 2020 Oct 28;38:101903. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

The University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia; School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101903DOI Listing
October 2020

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 April to 30 June 2020.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Oct 15;44. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.81DOI Listing
October 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme: 1 April to 30 June 2020.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Sep 15;44. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.74DOI Listing
September 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme: 1 July to 30 September 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Sep 15;44. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.73DOI Listing
September 2020

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2020.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Aug 17;44. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR, Sydney, and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, SEALS, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.65DOI Listing
August 2020

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Aug 17;44. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR, Sydney. New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.62DOI Listing
August 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2020.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jul 15;44. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.61DOI Listing
July 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jul 15;44. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR, Sydney. New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.58DOI Listing
July 2020

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jun 15;44. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.50DOI Listing
June 2020

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 April to 30 June 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jun 15;44. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.47DOI Listing
June 2020

Pediatric Microbial Keratitis: Experience From Tertiary Referral Centers in New South Wales, Australia.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2020 10;39(10):883-888

From the The University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002723DOI Listing
October 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 May 18;44. Epub 2020 May 18.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.37DOI Listing
May 2020

Microbial keratitis in Sydney, Australia: risk factors, patient outcomes, and seasonal variation.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2020 Aug 2;258(8):1745-1755. Epub 2020 May 2.

The University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, South Block, Level 1, 8 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00417-020-04681-0DOI Listing
August 2020

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Mar 16;44. Epub 2020 Mar 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.10DOI Listing
March 2020

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Feb 17;44. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.9DOI Listing
February 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 April to 30 June 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Feb 17;44. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.5DOI Listing
February 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Feb 17;44. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.4DOI Listing
February 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 January to 31 March 2019.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Feb 17;44. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.3DOI Listing
February 2020

Lessons learnt from ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhoea in the UK and Australia.

Lancet Infect Dis 2020 03;20(3):276-278

WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, New South Wales Health Pathology, Department of Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30055-4DOI Listing
March 2020

Suspected Materno-Fetal Transmission of Serogroup W Clonal Complex 11 Causing Early-Onset Neonatal Sepsis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Feb 30;7(2):ofaa039. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, New South Wales Health Pathology, Nepean Blue Mountains Pathology Service, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa039DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7029699PMC
February 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 January to 31 March 2017.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jan 15;44. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.8DOI Listing
January 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 April to 30 June 2017.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jan 15;44. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.7DOI Listing
January 2020

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme 1 July to 30 September 2017.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Jan 15;44. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.6DOI Listing
January 2020

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2017.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Dec 16;43. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.66DOI Listing
December 2019

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 April to 30 June 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Dec 16;43. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.63DOI Listing
December 2019

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2017.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Dec 16;43. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.62DOI Listing
December 2019

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Dec 16;43. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.60DOI Listing
December 2019

Meningococcal Surveillance Australia: Reporting period 1 July to 30 September 2018.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Dec 16;43. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

The National Neisseria Network, Australia; Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney; New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.59DOI Listing
December 2019

Antimicrobial resistance trends in bacterial keratitis over 5 years in Sydney, Australia.

Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2020 03 19;48(2):183-191. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13672DOI Listing
March 2020

The clinical and microbiological features and outcomes of fungal keratitis over 9 years in Sydney, Australia.

Mycoses 2020 Jan 27;63(1):43-51. Epub 2019 Oct 27.

New South Wales Health Pathology Microbiology, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.13009DOI Listing
January 2020

Whole-genome sequencing as an improved means of investigating Neisseria gonorrhoeae treatment failures.

Sex Health 2019 09;16(5):500-507

Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia; and Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia; and School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia; and Corresponding author: Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH19012DOI Listing
September 2019

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2018

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Jun 17;43. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031 for The National Neisseria Network, Australia

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June 2019

Microbial Keratitis and Ocular Surface Disease: A 5-Year Study of the Microbiology, Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes in Sydney, Australia.

Curr Eye Res 2019 11 24;44(11):1195-1202. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

The University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1631852DOI Listing
November 2019

Emergence and spread of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in New South Wales, Australia: lessons from history.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 08;74(8):2214-2219

WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, NSWHP Microbiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz182DOI Listing
August 2019

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2018

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 May 15;43. Epub 2019 May 15.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology and The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia

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May 2019

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2017

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2019 Apr 15;43. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STI and AMR, Sydney. New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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April 2019

Systematic review and survey of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ceftriaxone and azithromycin susceptibility data in the Asia Pacific, 2011 to 2016.

PLoS One 2019 3;14(4):e0213312. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, New South Wales Health Pathology, Microbiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213312PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6447224PMC
December 2019

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2016.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2018 16;42. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney. Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW Australia.

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November 2018

Treatment for pharyngeal gonorrhoea under threat.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 11 24;18(11):1175-1177. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Pathology Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30610-8DOI Listing
November 2018

Keratitis antimicrobial resistance surveillance program, Sydney, Australia: 2016 Annual Report.

Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019 01 14;47(1):20-25. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

New South Wales Health Pathology East Microbiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13364DOI Listing
January 2019

Long-term outcomes after group B streptococcus infection: a cohort study.

Arch Dis Child 2019 02 17;104(2):172-178. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Newborn Care, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-314642DOI Listing
February 2019

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Dec 1;41(4):E369-E382. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney. Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, 2030, NSW Australia.

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December 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2017.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Sep 1;41(3):E241-E242. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

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September 2017

Azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae spreading amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexuals in New South Wales, Australia, 2017.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 05;73(5):1242-1246

WHO Collaborating Centre for STD, Microbiology Department, New South Wales Health Pathology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dky017DOI Listing
May 2018

Use of whole genome sequencing to investigate an increase in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection among women in urban areas of Australia.

Sci Rep 2018 01 24;8(1):1503. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Herston, Queensland, 4029, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20015-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5784116PMC
January 2018

Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal B disease in Australia, 1999-2015: priority populations for vaccination.

Med J Aust 2017 Nov;207(9):382-387

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Sydney, NSW.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01340DOI Listing
November 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2017.

Authors:
Monica M Lahra

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Jun 30;41(2):E201. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney. Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales.

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June 2017

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Global surveillance and a call for international collaborative action.

PLoS Med 2017 Jul 7;14(7):e1002344. Epub 2017 Jul 7.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Gonorrhoea and other STIs, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002344DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5501266PMC
July 2017

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2016
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Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Mar 31;41(1):E109-E110. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales.

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March 2017

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Mar 31;41(1). Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney. Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales.

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March 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Sep 30;40(3):E447. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

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September 2016

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Sep 30;40(3):E446. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

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September 2016

Treatment guidelines after an outbreak of azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in South Australia.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 02;17(2):133-134

UQ Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia; Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30007-5DOI Listing
February 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E560. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme.

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December 2016

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E557-E559. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital for The National Neisseria Network.

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December 2016

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2016.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E554-E556. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital for The National Neisseria Network.

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December 2016

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E503-E511. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

Neisseria Reference Laboratory and World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney. Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales.

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December 2016

Rise in invasive serogroup W meningococcal disease in Australia 2013-2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E454-E459. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

Epidemiologist, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Communicable Disease Branch, Health Protection NSW, Sydney New South Wales.

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December 2016

Changes in the rates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial resistance are primarily driven by dynamic fluctuations in common gonococcal genotypes.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2017 03;72(3):705-711

School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw452DOI Listing
March 2017

Epidemiology of Late and Very Late Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease: Fifteen-Year Experience From Two Australian Tertiary Pediatric Facilities.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 01;36(1):20-24

From the *Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia; †School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ‡Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia; §Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Laboratory Services, NSW Health Pathology, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia; and ¶Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health and Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001345DOI Listing
January 2017

Mixed gonococcal infections in a high-risk population, Sydney, Australia 2015: implications for antimicrobial resistance surveillance?

J Antimicrob Chemother 2017 02 5;72(2):407-409. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sydney, Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw406DOI Listing
February 2017

Further evidence to support the individualised treatment of gonorrhoea with ciprofloxacin.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 09;16(9):1005-1006

UQ Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia; Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30271-7DOI Listing
September 2016

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2014.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Jun 30;40(2):E221-8. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

WHO Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.

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June 2016

Real-time PCR detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae susceptibility to penicillin.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 11 25;71(11):3090-3095. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw291DOI Listing
November 2016

Complete Genome Sequences of 11 Haemophilus ducreyi Isolates from Children with Cutaneous Lesions in Vanuatu and Ghana.

Genome Announc 2016 Jul 7;4(4). Epub 2016 Jul 7.

Laboratory Reference and Research Branch, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention, NCHHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00459-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4939775PMC
July 2016

A comparison of agar dilution with the Calibrated Dichotomous Sensitivity (CDS) and Etest methods for determining the minimum inhibitory concentration of ceftriaxone against Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016 Sep 28;86(1):40-3. Epub 2016 Apr 28.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sydney, Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia; Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia; School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia. Electronic address:

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September 2016

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Mar 31;40(1):E179-81. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, for The National Neisseria Network.

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March 2016

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Dec 31;39(4):E631. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

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Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2015.

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December 2015

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Sep 30;39(3):E495. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme.

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September 2015

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2014.

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Monica M Lahra

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Sep 30;39(3):E347-54. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney and, Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, SEALS, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick,, New South Wales.

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September 2015

A real-time PCR assay for direct characterization of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae GyrA 91 locus associated with ciprofloxacin susceptibility.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 Feb 3;71(2):353-6. Epub 2015 Nov 3.

Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia

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February 2016

Direct real-time PCR-based detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae 23S rRNA mutations associated with azithromycin resistance.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 Dec 3;70(12):3244-9. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) Laboratory, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia UQ Child Health Research Centre, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia.

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December 2015

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme quarterly report, 1 January to 31 March 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Jun 30;39(2):E299. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme.

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June 2015

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 January to 31 March 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Jun 30;39(2):E297-8. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, for The National Neisseria Network.

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June 2015

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 July to 30 September 2014.

Authors:
Monica M Lahra

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Jun 30;39(2):E294-6. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, for The National Neisseria Network.

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June 2015

Estimating the prevalence of mixed-type gonococcal infections in Queensland, Australia.

Sex Health 2015 Oct;12(5):439-44

Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Queensland Children's Health Services, Block 28, Royal Children's Hospital, Herston Road, Herston, Qld 4029, Australia.

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October 2015

Review of 2005 Public Health Laboratory Network Neisseria gonorrhoeae nucleic acid amplification tests guidelines.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Mar 31;39(1):E42-5. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

WHO Collaborating Centre for STD and HIV, Microbiology Department, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.

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March 2015

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2013.

Authors:
Monica M Lahra

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2015 Mar 31;39(1):E137-45. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for STD, Sydney and, Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, The Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales.

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March 2015

Multitarget PCR Assay for Direct Detection of Penicillinase-Producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae for Enhanced Surveillance of Gonococcal Antimicrobial Resistance.

J Clin Microbiol 2015 Aug 20;53(8):2706-8. Epub 2015 May 20.

Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Queensland, Australia The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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August 2015

Prospects of untreatable gonorrhea and ways forward.

Future Microbiol 2015 ;10(3):313-6

Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, & Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia.

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January 2016

A signal-to-cutoff ratio in the Abbott architect HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay that predicts subsequent confirmation of HIV-1 infection in a low-prevalence setting.

J Clin Microbiol 2015 May 11;53(5):1709-11. Epub 2015 Feb 11.

Department of Infectious Diseases and The Albion Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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May 2015

Meningococcal surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2014.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2014 Dec 31;38(4):E393. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

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December 2014

Australian gonococcal surveillance programme, 1 April to 30 June 2014.

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Monica M Lahra

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2014 Dec 31;38(4):E390-2. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

for the Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme.

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December 2014

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual report, 2013.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2014 Dec 31;38(4):E301-8. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

WHO Collaborating Centre for STD and Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Microbiology Department, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.

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December 2014

Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates with high-level resistance to azithromycin in Australia.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 Apr 4;70(4):1267-8. Epub 2014 Dec 4.

Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, Public Health Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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April 2015