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Using a HIV registry to develop accurate estimates for the HIV care cascade - the Singapore experience.

Ho ZJM, Huang F, Wong CS, Chua L, Ma S, Chen MI, Lee VJ.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Jul;22(7):e25356. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25356.


Evaluating the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine during respiratory outbreaks in Singapore's long term care facilities, 2017.

Ng Y, Nandar K, Chua LAV, Mak TM, Foo K, Muhammad IR, Low CKK, Ma S, Ooi SP, Lin RTP, James L, Lee VJM.

Vaccine. 2019 Jun 27;37(29):3925-3931. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.054. Epub 2019 May 31.


A 15-year review of dengue hospitalizations in Singapore: Reducing admissions without adverse consequences, 2003 to 2017.

Ang LW, Thein TL, Ng Y, Boudville IC, Chia PY, Lee VJM, Leo YS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 May 15;13(5):e0007389. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007389. eCollection 2019 May.


Differential age-specific distribution of influenza virus types and subtypes in tropical Singapore, 2011 to 2017.

Ang LW, Cui L, Mak TM, Ng Y, Leo YS, Lee VJM, Lin RT.

J Med Virol. 2019 Aug;91(8):1415-1422. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25473. Epub 2019 Apr 9.


Utility of Spatial Point-Pattern Analysis Using Residential and Workplace Geospatial Information to Localize Potential Outbreak Sources.

Chua JL, Ng LC, Lee VJ, Ong MEH, Lim EL, Lim HCS, Ooi CK, Tyebally A, Seow E, Chen MI.

Am J Epidemiol. 2019 May 1;188(5):940-949. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy290.


Evidence for Cross-Protection Against Subsequent Febrile Respiratory Illness Episodes From Prior Infections by Different Viruses Among Singapore Military Recruits 2009-2014.

Chen IM, Loh JP, Chuah CXP, Gao QHC, Sun Y, Ng SH, Koh WV, Goh EH, Zhao X, Tambyah PA, Cook AR, Chng J, Pang J, Tan BH, Lee VJ.

J Infect Dis. 2019 May 24;219(12):1913-1923. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz046.


The Effect of School Closure on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Transmission in Singapore: A Modeling Approach.

Chen Y, Badaruddin H, Lee VJ, Cutter J, Cook AR.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Dec;99(6):1625-1632. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0099.


Distribution of influenza virus types by age using case-based global surveillance data from twenty-nine countries, 1999-2014.

Caini S, Spreeuwenberg P, Kusznierz GF, Rudi JM, Owen R, Pennington K, Wangchuk S, Gyeltshen S, Ferreira de Almeida WA, Pessanha Henriques CM, Njouom R, Vernet MA, Fasce RA, Andrade W, Yu H, Feng L, Yang J, Peng Z, Lara J, Bruno A, de Mora D, de Lozano C, Zambon M, Pebody R, Castillo L, Clara AW, Matute ML, Kosasih H, Nurhayati, Puzelli S, Rizzo C, Kadjo HA, Daouda C, Kiyanbekova L, Ospanova A, Mott JA, Emukule GO, Heraud JM, Razanajatovo NH, Barakat A, El Falaki F, Huang SQ, Lopez L, Balmaseda A, Moreno B, Rodrigues AP, Guiomar R, Ang LW, Lee VJM, Venter M, Cohen C, Badur S, Ciblak MA, Mironenko A, Holubka O, Bresee J, Brammer L, Hoang PVM, Le MTQ, Fleming D, Séblain CE, Schellevis F, Paget J; Global Influenza B Study group.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 8;18(1):269. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3181-y.


Epidemiologic analysis of respiratory viral infections among Singapore military servicemen in 2016.

Lau YF, Koh WV, Kan C, Dua PA, Lim AE, Liaw CJ, Gao QH, Chng J, Lee VJ, Tan BH, Loh JP.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 12;18(1):123. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3040-x.


Advances in measuring influenza burden of disease.

Lee VJ, Ho ZJM, Goh EH, Campbell H, Cohen C, Cozza V, Fitzner J, Jara J, Krishnan A, Bresee J; WHO Working Group on Influenza Burden of Disease.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Jan;12(1):3-9. doi: 10.1111/irv.12533. No abstract available.


Seroprevalence of antibodies against chikungunya virus in Singapore resident adult population.

Ang LW, Kam YW, Lin C, Krishnan PU, Tay J, Ng LC, James L, Lee VJM, Goh KT, Ng LFP, Lin RTP.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 27;11(12):e0006163. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006163. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Investigation of a cluster of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in a high-rise apartment block in Singapore.

Ho ZJM, Chee CBE, Ong RT, Sng LH, Peh WLJ, Cook AR, Hsu LY, Wang YT, Koh HF, Lee VJM.

Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Feb;67:46-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.12.010. Epub 2017 Dec 15.


Outbreak of caliciviruses in the Singapore military, 2015.

Neo FJX, Loh JJP, Ting P, Yeo WX, Gao CQH, Lee VJM, Tan BH, Ng CG.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 14;17(1):719. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2821-y.


Epidemiology and Relative Severity of Influenza Subtypes in Singapore in the Post-Pandemic Period from 2009 to 2010.

Goh EH, Jiang L, Hsu JP, Tan LWL, Lim WY, Phoon MC, Leo YS, Barr IG, Chow VTK, Lee VJ, Lin C, Lin R, Sadarangani SP, Young B, Chen MI.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1905-1913. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix694.


Influenza epidemiology and immunization during pregnancy: Final report of a World Health Organization working group.

Fell DB, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Baker MG, Batra M, Beauté J, Beutels P, Bhat N, Bhutta ZA, Cohen C, De Mucio B, Gessner BD, Gravett MG, Katz MA, Knight M, Lee VJ, Loeb M, Luteijn JM, Marshall H, Nair H, Pottie K, Salam RA, Savitz DA, Serruya SJ, Skidmore B, Ortiz JR; WHO taskforce to evaluate influenza data to inform vaccine impact and economic modelling.

Vaccine. 2017 Oct 13;35(43):5738-5750. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.037. Epub 2017 Sep 1.


The shorter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment regimen in Singapore: are patients from South-East Asia eligible?

Chee CBE, KhinMar KW, Sng LH, Jureen R, Cutter J, Lee VJM, Wang YT.

Eur Respir J. 2017 Aug 10;50(2). pii: 1700753. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00753-2017. Print 2017 Aug. No abstract available.


Editor's choice: recent research highlights from the International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Shiekh FA, Abu-Izzah AM, Lee VJ, Mudassar S.

Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Jun 19;12:4505-4508. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S140083. eCollection 2017. No abstract available.


Comfort and exertion while using filtering facepiece respirators with exhalation valve and an active venting system among male military personnel.

Seng M, Wee LE, Zhao X, Cook AR, Chia SE, Lee VJ.

Singapore Med J. 2018 Jun;59(6):327-334. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2017054. Epub 2017 Jul 6.


Combined interventions for mitigation of an influenza A (H1N1) 2009 outbreak in a physical training camp in Beijing, China.

Chu CY, de Silva UC, Guo JP, Wang Y, Wen L, Lee VJ, Li SL, Huang LY.

Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;60:77-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.04.021. Epub 2017 May 5.


Detection of viral respiratory pathogens in mild and severe acute respiratory infections in Singapore.

Jiang L, Lee VJ, Cui L, Lin R, Tan CL, Tan LW, Lim WY, Leo YS, Low L, Hibberd M, Chen MI.

Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 20;7:42963. doi: 10.1038/srep42963.


Increasing Experience With Melioidosis and Critical Care: Medical and Military Implications.

MacLaren G, Lye DC, Lee VJ.

Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):1608-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001698. No abstract available.


Ultrafast Multidimensional Laplace NMR Using a Single-Sided Magnet.

King JN, Lee VJ, Ahola S, Telkki VV, Meldrum T.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Apr 11;55(16):5040-3. doi: 10.1002/anie.201511859. Epub 2016 Mar 9.


An economic analysis of varicella immunization in the Singapore military.

Goh JJ, Ho M, Koh WM, Lee VJ.

Mil Med Res. 2016 Feb 3;3:3. doi: 10.1186/s40779-016-0070-9. eCollection 2016.


Utility of COX1 phylogenetics to differentiate between locally acquired and imported Plasmodium knowlesi infections in Singapore.

Loh JP, Gao QH, Lee VJ, Tetteh K, Drakeley C.

Singapore Med J. 2016 Dec;57(12):686-689. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016016. Epub 2016 Jan 25.


Comparison of Infrared Thermal Detection Systems for mass fever screening in a tropical healthcare setting.

Tay MR, Low YL, Zhao X, Cook AR, Lee VJ.

Public Health. 2015 Nov;129(11):1471-8. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.023. Epub 2015 Aug 18.


Risk factors for febrile respiratory illness and mono-viral infections in a semi-closed military environment: a case-control study.

Pang J, Jin J, Loh JP, Tan BH, Koh WH, Ng SH, Ho ZJ, Gao Q, Cook AR, Hsu LY, Lee VJ, Chen MI.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 25;15:288. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-1024-7.


Severe Pediatric Adenovirus 7 Disease in Singapore Linked to Recent Outbreaks across Asia.

Ng OT, Thoon KC, Chua HY, Tan NW, Chong CY, Tee NW, Lin RT, Cui L, Venkatachalam I, Tambyah PA, Chew J, Fong RK, Oh HM, Krishnan PU, Lee VJ, Tan BH, Ng SH, Ting PJ, Maurer-Stroh S, Gunalan V, Khong WX.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1192-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.141443.


Performance of case definitions for influenza surveillance.

Jiang L, Lee VJ, Lim WY, Chen MI, Chen Y, Tan L, Lin RT, Leo YS, Barr I, Cook AR.

Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 4;20(22):21145.


Clinical differences between respiratory viral and bacterial mono- and dual pathogen detected among Singapore military servicemen with febrile respiratory illness.

Ho ZJ, Zhao X, Cook AR, Loh JP, Ng SH, Tan BH, Lee VJ.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2015 Jul;9(4):200-8. doi: 10.1111/irv.12312.


High counts of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in hospital sewage.

Koh TH, Ko K, Jureen R, Deepak RN, Tee NW, Tan TY, Tay MR, Lee VJ, Barkham TM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May;36(5):619-21. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.44. Epub 2015 Mar 3. No abstract available.


Medical planning for mass-participation running events: a 3-year review of a half-marathon in Singapore.

Tan CM, Tan IW, Kok WL, Lee MC, Lee VJ.

BMC Public Health. 2014 Oct 27;14:1109. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1109.


Influenza-associated hospitalizations, Singapore, 2004-2008 and 2010-2012.

Ang LW, Lim C, Lee VJ, Ma S, Tiong WW, Ooi PL, Lin RT, James L, Cutter J.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;20(10):1652-60. doi: 10.3201/eid2010.131768.


Predictive tools for severe dengue conforming to World Health Organization 2009 criteria.

Carrasco LR, Leo YS, Cook AR, Lee VJ, Thein TL, Go CJ, Lye DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 10;8(7):e2972. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002972. eCollection 2014 Jul.


Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccinations against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated infections among Singapore military personnel in 2010-2013.

Ho HP, Zhao X, Pang J, Chen MI, Lee VJ, Ang LW, Lin RV, Gao CQ, Hsu LY, Cook AR.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 Sep;8(5):557-66. doi: 10.1111/irv.12256. Epub 2014 May 14.


Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009-2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics.

Tan XQ, Zhao X, Lee VJ, Loh JP, Tan BH, Koh WH, Ng SH, Chen MI, Cook AR.

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Apr 15;14:204. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-204.


Factors influencing infection by pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 over three epidemic waves in Singapore.

Chen MI, Cook AR, Lim WY, Lin R, Cui L, Barr IG, Kelso A, Chow VT, Leo YS, Hsu JP, Shaw R, Chew S, Yap JK, Phoon MC, Koh HW, Zheng H, Tan L, Lee VJ.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2013 Nov;7(6):1380-9. doi: 10.1111/irv.12129. Epub 2013 Jul 5.


Trends in parameterization, economics and host behaviour in influenza pandemic modelling: a review and reporting protocol.

Carrasco LR, Jit M, Chen MI, Lee VJ, Milne GJ, Cook AR.

Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2013 May 7;10(1):3. doi: 10.1186/1742-7622-10-3.


Safety and cost savings of reducing adult dengue hospitalization in a tertiary care hospital in Singapore.

Lee LK, Earnest A, Carrasco LR, Thein TL, Gan VC, Lee VJ, Lye DC, Leo YS.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jan;107(1):37-42. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trs009.


Seroepidemiologic effects of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Trauer JM, Bandaranayake D, Booy R, Chen MI, Cretikos M, Dowse GK, Dwyer DE, Greenberg ME, Huang QS, Khandaker G, Kok J, Laurie KL, Lee VJ, McVernon J, Walter S, Markey PG; Australia, New Zealand and Singapore Pandemic Serosurveillance Study Group.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;19(1):92-101. doi: 10.3201/eid1901.111643.


Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore.

Soh SE, Cook AR, Chen MI, Lee VJ, Cutter JL, Chow VT, Tee NW, Lin RT, Lim WY, Barr IG, Lin C, Phoon MC, Ang LW, Sethi SK, Chong CY, Goh LG, Goh DL, Tambyah PA, Thoon KC, Leo YS, Saw SM.

BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Dec 4;12:336. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-336.


Higher risk of infection with dengue at the weekend among male Singaporeans.

Cook AR, Carrasco LR, Lee VJ, Ooi EE, Chen MI, Lye DC, Leo YS.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Dec;87(6):1116-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0648. Epub 2012 Nov 5.


Simple clinical and laboratory predictors of Chikungunya versus dengue infections in adults.

Lee VJ, Chow A, Zheng X, Carrasco LR, Cook AR, Lye DC, Ng LC, Leo YS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(9):e1786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001786. Epub 2012 Sep 27.


Accuracy and user-acceptability of HIV self-testing using an oral fluid-based HIV rapid test.

Ng OT, Chow AL, Lee VJ, Chen MI, Win MK, Tan HH, Chua A, Leo YS.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045168. Epub 2012 Sep 17.


Comparison of neutralizing antibody and cell-mediated immune responses to pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus before and after H1N1 2009 influenza vaccination of elderly subjects and healthcare workers.

Hsu JP, Phoon MC, Koh GC, Chen MI, Lee VJ, Wu Y, Xie ML, Cheong A, Leo YS, Chow VT.

Int J Infect Dis. 2012 Aug;16(8):e621-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Jun 15.


Clinical relevance and discriminatory value of elevated liver aminotransferase levels for dengue severity.

Lee LK, Gan VC, Lee VJ, Tan AS, Leo YS, Lye DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(6):e1676. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001676. Epub 2012 Jun 5.


Diabetes with hypertension as risk factors for adult dengue hemorrhagic fever in a predominantly dengue serotype 2 epidemic: a case control study.

Pang J, Salim A, Lee VJ, Hibberd ML, Chia KS, Leo YS, Lye DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(5):e1641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001641. Epub 2012 May 1.


Outbreak of acute norovirus gastroenteritis in a military facility in Singapore: a public health perspective.

Yap J, Qadir A, Liu I, Loh J, Tan BH, Lee VJ.

Singapore Med J. 2012 Apr;53(4):249-54.


Medical response to the 2009 Sumatra earthquake: health needs in the post-disaster period.

Tan CM, Lee VJ, Chang GH, Ang HX, Seet B.

Singapore Med J. 2012 Feb;53(2):99-103.


Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics.

Yap J, Tan CH, Cook AR, Loh JP, Tambyah PA, Tan BH, Lee VJ.

BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 20;12:12. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-12.


Economic impact of dengue illness and the cost-effectiveness of future vaccination programs in Singapore.

Carrasco LR, Lee LK, Lee VJ, Ooi EE, Shepard DS, Thein TL, Gan V, Cook AR, Lye D, Ng LC, Leo YS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Dec;5(12):e1426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001426. Epub 2011 Dec 20.

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