Annual report of the Australian National Poliovirus Reference Laboratory, 2007.

Roberts JA, Grant KA, Ibrahim A, Thorley BR.
Commun Dis Intell. 2008 Sep;32(3):308-15.

Evaluation of VNTR typing for the identification of Mycobacterium ulcerans in environmental samples from Victoria, Australia.

Lavender CJ, Stinear TP, Johnson PD, Azuolas J, Benbow ME, Wallace JR, Fyfe JA.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Oct;287(2):250-5. Epub 2008 Aug 27.

Phylogenetic investigation of transmission pathways of drug-resistant HIV-1 utilizing pol sequences derived from resistance genotyping.

Kaye M, Chibo D, Birch C.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Sep 1;49(1):9-16.

Defective hepatitis B virus DNA is not associated with disease status but is reduced by polymerase mutations associated with drug resistance.

Preiss S, Littlejohn M, Angus P, Thompson A, Desmond P, Lewin SR, Sasadeusz J, Matthews G, Dore GJ, Shaw T, Sozzi V, Yuen L, Lau G, Ayres A, Thio C, Avihingsanon A, Ruxrungtham K, Locarnini S, Revill PA.
Hepatology. 2008 Sep;48(3):741-9.

The antiviral drug selected hepatitis B virus rtA181T/sW172* mutant has a dominant negative secretion defect and alters the typical profile of viral rebound.

Warner N, Locarnini S.
Hepatology. 2008 Jul;48(1):88-98.

Higher than expected seasonal influenza activity in Victoria, 2007.

Miller ER, Fielding JE, Grant KA, Barr IG, Papadakis G, Kelly HA.
Commun Dis Intell. 2008 Mar;32(1):63-70.

Estimating sensitivity and specificity from positive predictive value, negative predictive value and prevalence: application to surveillance systems for hospital-acquired infections.

Kelly H, Bull A, Russo P, McBryde ES.
J Hosp Infect. 2008 Jun;69(2):164-8. Epub 2008 Apr 29.

New developments in HBV molecular diagnostics and quantitative serology.

Bowden DS, Thompson AJ.
Hepatol Int. 2008 May;2(Supplement 1):3-11. Epub 2008 Feb 13.


Locarnini S.
Hepatol Int. 2008 May;2(Supplement 1):1-2. Epub 2008 Apr 24. No abstract available.

A comparative evaluation of the sensitivity of two automated and two manual nucleic acid extraction methods for the detection of norovirus by RT-PCR.

Witlox KJ, Nguyen TN, Bruggink LD, Catton MG, Marshall JA.
J Virol Methods. 2008 Jun;150(1-2):70-2. Epub 2008 Apr 8.

Varicella infection–evidence for peak activity in summer months.

Miller ER, Kelly HA.
J Infect. 2008 May;56(5):360-5. Epub 2008 Mar 21.

Major causes of antiviral drug resistance and implications for treatment of hepatitis B virus monoinfection and coinfection with HIV.

Locarnini S, Warner N.
Antivir Ther. 2007;12 Suppl 3:H15-23. Review.

Influenza surveillance within hospitals: what is the world doing?

Carville KS, Kelly HA.
Commun Dis Intell. 2007 Dec;31(4):413-8. Review.

Molecular changes in the norovirus polymerase gene and their association with incidence of GII.4 norovirus-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks in Victoria, Australia, 2001-2005.

Bruggink L, Marshall J.
Arch Virol. 2008;153(4):729-32. Epub 2008 Jan 29.

Report on a workshop on the laboratory diagnosis of measles.

Leydon J, Curley S, Karapanagiotidis T, Stambos V, Kelly H.
Pac Health Dialog. 2005 Sep;12(2):159-63.

Molecular characterization of a novel fastidious mycobacterium causing lepromatous lesions of the skin, subcutis, cornea, and conjunctiva of cats living in Victoria, Australia.

Fyfe JA, McCowan C, O'Brien CR, Globan M, Birch C, Revill P, Barrs VR, Wayne J, Hughes MS, Holloway S, Malik R.
J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Feb;46(2):618-26. Epub 2007 Dec 5.