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Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2017 Dec 1;41(4):E295-E307.

Probable epidemic Mycoplasma pneumoniae disease activity in metropolitan Sydney, 2015: combining surveillance data to cross-validate signal detection.

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1
Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
2
Marie Bashir Institute of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Institute (MBI), University of Sydney.
3
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children's Hospital at Westmead.
4
Western Sydney Public Health Unit, Western Sydney Local Health District.
5
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.
6
Rapid Surveillance, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, Population and Public Health Division, NSW Ministry of Health.
7
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a leading cause of encephalitis and pneumonia in children. Active surveillance identified a cluster of children with suspected encephalitis associated with M.pneumoniae in NSW during July, 2015. An investigation that cross validated encephalitis surveillance with ED pneumonia surveillance and senitenal reference laboratory data revealed probable epidemic M.pneumoniae disease activity in Sydney during 2015.

PMID:
29864383
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