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A review of listeriosis notifications and co-existing conditions in New South Wales, 2010-2015.

Leung K, Hope K, Sheppeard V.

Commun Dis Intell (2018). 2018;42. pii: S2209-6051(18)00019-2. Epub 2018 Dec 17.


Closing the vaccination coverage gap in New South Wales: the Aboriginal Immunisation Healthcare Worker Program.

Hendry AJ, Beard FH, Dey A, Meijer D, Campbell-Lloyd S, Clark KK, Hull BP, Sheppeard V.

Med J Aust. 2018 Jun 2;209(1):24-28. Epub 2018 Jun 25.


Assessment of on-time vaccination coverage in population subgroups: A record linkage cohort study.

Moore HC, Fathima P, Gidding HF, de Klerk N, Liu B, Sheppeard V, Effler PV, Snelling TL, McIntyre P, Blyth CC; ACIR Linkage Investigator Group.

Vaccine. 2018 Jun 27;36(28):4062-4069. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.084. Epub 2018 May 31.


Live zoster vaccination in an immunocompromised patient leading to death secondary to disseminated varicella zoster virus infection.

Alexander KE, Tong PL, Macartney K, Beresford R, Sheppeard V, Gupta M.

Vaccine. 2018 Jun 22;36(27):3890-3893. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.078. Epub 2018 May 25.


Effectiveness of maternal pertussis vaccination in preventing infection and disease in infants: The NSW Public Health Network case-control study.

Saul N, Wang K, Bag S, Baldwin H, Alexander K, Chandra M, Thomas J, Quinn H, Sheppeard V, Conaty S.

Vaccine. 2018 Mar 27;36(14):1887-1892. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.047. Epub 2018 Mar 1.


Genome Sequencing Links Persistent Outbreak of Legionellosis in Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) to an Emerging Clone of Legionella pneumophila Sequence Type 211.

Timms VJ, Rockett R, Bachmann NL, Martinez E, Wang Q, Chen SC, Jeoffreys N, Howard PJ, Smith A, Adamson S, Gilmour R, Sheppeard V, Sintchenko V.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Feb 14;84(5). pii: e02020-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02020-17. Print 2018 Mar 1.


Shigella species epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility: the implications of emerging azithromycin resistance for guiding treatment, guidelines and breakpoints.

Brown JD, Willcox SJ, Franklin N, Hazelton B, Howard P, Reinten T, Sheppeard V, O'Sullivan M.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Nov 1;72(11):3181-3186. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx268.


An outbreak of psittacosis at a veterinary school demonstrating a novel source of infection.

Chan J, Doyle B, Branley J, Sheppeard V, Gabor M, Viney K, Quinn H, Janover O, McCready M, Heller J.

One Health. 2017 Feb 24;3:29-33. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.02.003. eCollection 2017 Jun.


The changing epidemiology of measles in an era of elimination: lessons from health-care-setting transmissions of measles during an outbreak in New South Wales, Australia, 2012.

Pillsbury A, Chiew M, Bag S, Hope K, Norton S, Conaty S, Sheppeard V, McIntyre P.

Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2016 Oct 19;7(4):12-20. doi: 10.5365/WPSAR.2016.7.1.010. eCollection 2016 Oct-Dec.


Monitoring travellers from Ebola-affected countries in New South Wales, Australia: what is the impact on travellers?

Chan J, Patel M, Tobin S, Sheppeard V.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 24;17(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4016-2.


Measles prevention in adolescents: lessons learnt from implementing a high school catch-up vaccination programme in New South Wales, Australia, 2014-2015.

Nicholl S, Seale H, Sheppeard V, Campbell-Lloyd S.

Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2016 Sep 1;7(3):29-35. eCollection 2016 Jul-Sep.


An evaluation of the use of short message service during an avian influenza outbreak on a poultry farm in Young.

Stephenson LM, Biggs JS, Sheppeard V, Oakman TL.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2016 Jun 30;40(2):E195-201.


First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia.

Yapa CM, Furlong C, Rosewell A, Ward KA, Adamson S, Shadbolt C, Kok J, Tracy SL, Bowden S, Smedley EJ, Ferson MJ, Sheppeard V, McAnulty JM.

Med J Aust. 2016 Apr 18;204(7):274.


Outbreak-related Hendra virus infection in a NSW pet dog.

Halim S, Polkinghorne B, Bell G, van den Berg D, Sheppeard V.

Public Health Res Pract. 2015 Sep 30;25(4):e2541547. doi: 10.17061/phrp2541547.


Responding to a measles outbreak in a Pacific island community in western Sydney: community interviews led to church-based immunization clinics.

Scott N, Gabriel S, Sheppeard V, Peacock A, Scott C, Flego K, Forssman B, Seale H.

Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2015 Apr 6;6(2):51-7. doi: 10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.3.004. eCollection 2015 Apr-Jun.


What assay is optimal for the diagnosis of measles virus infection? An evaluation of the performance of a measles virus real-time reverse transcriptase PCR using the Cepheid SmartCycler(®) and antigen detection by immunofluorescence.

Chua KYL, Thapa K, Yapa CM, Somerville LK, Chen SC, Dwyer DE, Sheppeard V, Kok J.

J Clin Virol. 2015 Sep;70:46-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2015.07.004. Epub 2015 Jul 10.


Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak among Infants, New South Wales, Australia, 2013-2014.

Cumming G, Khatami A, McMullan BJ, Musto J, Leung K, Nguyen O, Ferson MJ, Papadakis G, Sheppeard V.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1144-52. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.141149.


An outbreak of staphylococcal food poisoning in a commercially catered buffet.

Pillsbury A, Chiew M, Bates J, Sheppeard V.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2013 Jun 30;37(2):E144-8.


Locally acquired severe non-O1 and non-O139 Vibrio cholerae infection associated with ingestion of imported seafood.

Hsu CY, Pollett S, Ferguson P, McMullan BJ, Sheppeard V, Mahady SE.

Med J Aust. 2013 Jul 8;199(1):26-7. No abstract available.


Description of the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains local health districts' influenza prevention programme.

Brown M, Sheppeard V, Gabriel S, Thomas J.

Intern Med J. 2013 Jul;43(7):760-6. doi: 10.1111/imj.12175.


Bug breakfast in the bulletin: the early impact of the national HPV vaccination program.

Quinn E, Donovan B, Sheppeard VK.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2012 Dec;23(9-10):208. doi: 10.1071/NB12071. No abstract available.


Impacts of a measles outbreak in Western Sydney on public health resources.

Flego KL, Belshaw DA, Sheppeard V, Weston KM.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2013 Sep 30;37(3):E240-5.


Respiratory health before and after the opening of a road traffic tunnel: a planned evaluation.

Cowie CT, Rose N, Ezz W, Xuan W, Cortes-Waterman A, Belousova E, Toelle BG, Sheppeard V, Marks GB.

PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048921. Epub 2012 Nov 29.


Typhoid and paratyphoid fever in Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW, January-June 2011.

Blackstock SJ, Sheppeard VK, Paterson JM, Ralph AP.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2012 Sep;23(7-8):148-52. doi: 10.1071/NB11041. Erratum in: N S W Public Health Bull. 2013 Jul;24(1):2.


Blood dioxin biomonitoring to assess local residents' exposure from a large urban remediation project.

Staff M, Sheppeard V, Abeywardana S, Forssman B, Rutherford A, Mueller JF, Paepke O.

Chemosphere. 2012 Jul;88(3):316-22. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.03.003. Epub 2012 Apr 6.


Invasive pneumococcal disease in western Sydney, 2002-2010.

Flego KL, Truman G, Sheppeard V, Gilmour RE.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2011 Dec;22(11-12):219-21. doi: 10.1071/NB11012. Review. No abstract available.


Influenza vaccine safety in children less than 5 years old: the 2010 and 2011 experience in Australia.

Wood N, Sheppeard V, Cashman P, Palasanthiran P, Casacelli M, Cannings K, McIntyre P.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb;31(2):199-202. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31823d5303.


Bug breakfast in the Bulletin: Gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutions.

Byun R, Sheppeard V, Bull R.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;21(11-12):267-8. doi: 10.1071/NB09038. No abstract available.


Nosocomial pertussis infection of infants: still a risk in 2009.

Paterson JM, Sheppeard V.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2010 Dec;34(4):440-3.


Acute hepatitis C infection with evidence of heterosexual transmission.

Nguyen O, Sheppeard V, Douglas MW, Tu E, Rawlinson W.

J Clin Virol. 2010 Sep;49(1):65-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2010.06.008. Epub 2010 Jul 27.


The health impacts of heat waves in five regions of New South Wales, Australia: a case-only analysis.

Khalaj B, Lloyd G, Sheppeard V, Dear K.

Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2010 Oct;83(7):833-42. doi: 10.1007/s00420-010-0534-2. Epub 2010 May 13.


Influenza outbreaks during World Youth Day 2008 mass gathering.

Blyth CC, Foo H, van Hal SJ, Hurt AC, Barr IG, McPhie K, Armstrong PK, Rawlinson WD, Sheppeard V, Conaty S, Staff M, Dwyer DE; World Youth Day 2008 Influenza Study Group.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 May;16(5):809-15. doi: 10.3201/eid1605.091136.


Isolation and quarantine during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in NSW: the operational experience of public health units.

Binns PL, Sheppeard V, Staff MP.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2010 Jan-Feb;21(1-2):10-5. doi: 10.1071/NB09036.


Effects of bushfire smoke on daily mortality and hospital admissions in Sydney, Australia.

Morgan G, Sheppeard V, Khalaj B, Ayyar A, Lincoln D, Jalaludin B, Beard J, Corbett S, Lumley T.

Epidemiology. 2010 Jan;21(1):47-55. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181c15d5a.


A community outbreak of meningococcal serogroup B disease in western Sydney: the challenges of identification and significance.

Jardine A, Truman G, Sheppeard V, Gibbons D, Thomas J, Weston K.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2009 Jun;33(2):221-4.


Vaccine failures and vaccine effectiveness in children during measles outbreaks in New South Wales, March-May 2006.

Sheppeard V, Forssman B, Ferson MJ, Moreira C, Campbell-Lloyd S, Dwyer DE, McAnulty JM.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2009 Mar;33(1):21-6.


The effectiveness of prophylaxis for measles contacts in NSW.

Sheppeard V, Forssman B, Ferson MJ, Moreira C, Campbell-Lloyd S, Dwyer DE, McAnulty JM.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2009 May-Jun;20(5-6):81-5. doi: 10.1071/NB08014.


Investigating health effects in a community surrounding a road tunnel stack--a cross sectional study.

Capon A, Sheppeard V, Irvine K, Jalaludin B, Staff M, Marks G, Willmore A.

Environ Health. 2008 Sep 26;7:46. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-46.


Air pollution and ED visits for asthma in Australian children: a case-crossover analysis.

Jalaludin B, Khalaj B, Sheppeard V, Morgan G.

Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008 Aug;81(8):967-74. Epub 2007 Dec 20.


An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a regional ophthalmology clinic in New South Wales.

Viney KA, Kehoe PJ, Doyle B, Sheppeard V, Roberts-Witteveen AR, Semirli H, McPhie KA, Dwyer DE, McAnulty JM.

Epidemiol Infect. 2008 Sep;136(9):1197-206. Epub 2007 Nov 30.


Impact of ambient air pollution on gestational age is modified by season in Sydney, Australia.

Jalaludin B, Mannes T, Morgan G, Lincoln D, Sheppeard V, Corbett S.

Environ Health. 2007 Jun 7;6:16.


New 'air pollution alerts' warn of health risks.

Sheppeard V.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2006 Mar-Apr;17(3-4):47. No abstract available.


Childhood asthma and return to school in Sydney, Australia.

Lincoln D, Morgan G, Sheppeard V, Jalaludin B, Corbett S, Beard J.

Public Health. 2006 Sep;120(9):854-62. Epub 2006 Aug 10.


Risk factors for increased BTEX exposure in four Australian cities.

Hinwood AL, Rodriguez C, Runnion T, Farrar D, Murray F, Horton A, Glass D, Sheppeard V, Edwards JW, Denison L, Whitworth T, Eiser C, Bulsara M, Gillett RW, Powell J, Lawson S, Weeks I, Galbally I.

Chemosphere. 2007 Jan;66(3):533-41. Epub 2006 Jul 11.


Managing respiratory effects of air pollution.

Watson BK, Sheppeard V.

Aust Fam Physician. 2005 Dec;34(12):1033-6. Review.


Associations between ambient air pollution and daily emergency department attendances for cardiovascular disease in the elderly (65+ years), Sydney, Australia.

Jalaludin B, Morgan G, Lincoln D, Sheppeard V, Simpson R, Corbett S.

J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2006 May;16(3):225-37.


Impact of ambient air pollution on birth weight in Sydney, Australia.

Mannes T, Jalaludin B, Morgan G, Lincoln D, Sheppeard V, Corbett S.

Occup Environ Med. 2005 Aug;62(8):524-30.


Effect of a chemical manufacturing plant on community cancer rates.

Mannes T, Emmett K, Willmore A, Churches T, Sheppeard V, Kaldor J.

BMC Public Health. 2005 Apr 5;5:34.


A statewide 'outbreak' of asthma in New South Wales, February 1999.

Sheppeard V, Corbett S, Morgan G.

N S W Public Health Bull. 2000 Nov;11(11):187-189. No abstract available.


February asthma outbreaks in NSW: a case control study.

Lister S, Sheppeard V, Morgan G, Corbett S, Kaldor J, Henry R.

Aust N Z J Public Health. 2001 Dec;25(6):514-9.


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