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Volume 206, Issue 7 — 17 April, 2017

News

News briefs Cate Swannell
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 280-281. 

Perspectives

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases: low value interventions Denis Spelman, Adam W Jenney and David P Burgner
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 282-283. 
Is Australia prepared for the next pandemic? Jodie McVernon, Tania C Sorrell, Jenny Firman, Brendan Murphy and Sharon R Lewin
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 284-286. 
Translating our microbiome into medicine Mark Morrison and Gerald Holtmann
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 287-288. 

Medical education

Lessons from practice
First confirmed case of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in Australia Veronica C Hoad, Tristan Gibbs, Madhur Ravikumara, Monica Nash, Avram Levy, Samantha L Tracy, Catherine Mews, Zofia Perkowska-Guse, Helen M Faddy and Scott Bowden
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 289-290.

Poem

Is it human? Shaindel Beers
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 291.
Leaving my father Christine Burrows
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 291.

Editorials

Death from an untreatable infection may signal the start of the post-antibiotic era Cheryl A Jones, Joshua S Davis and David FM Looke
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 292-293. 
Dengue and travellers: implications for doctors in Australia David CB Lye
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 293-294. 

Research

Management of dengue in Australian travellers: a retrospective multicentre analysis Alex YC Tai, Sarah L McGuinness, Roselle Robosa, David Turner, G Khai Lin Huang, Karin Leder, Tony M Korman, Irani Thevarajan, Andrew J Stewardson, Alexander A Padiglione and Douglas F Johnson
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 295-300. 
Trends in the prevalence of hepatitis B infection among women giving birth in New South Wales Lucy Deng, Joanne Reekie, James S Ward, Andrew Hayen, John M Kaldor, Marlene Kong, Jennifer M Hunt and Bette Liu
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 301-305. 

Short report

Treatment of latent tuberculosis infections in the Darwin region Rowena Boyd, Vanessa Johnston, Belinda Farmer and Vicki L Krause
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 306-207.
The microbiology of crocodile attacks in Far North Queensland: implications for empirical antimicrobial therapy Simon Smith, Richard J Bagshaw and Josh Hanson
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 307-308.
Clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection among Australian GP trainees Joshua S Davis, Amanda Tapley, Simon Morgan, Mieke L van Driel and Parker J Magin
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 308-309.

Guideline summary

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health Network of Australia recommendations for health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds: an abridged outline Nadia J Chaves, Georgia A Paxton, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Aesen Thambiran, Joanne Gardiner, Jan Williams, Mitchell M Smith and Joshua S Davis
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 310-315. 

Narrative review

Controversies in diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia Sarah Sparham and Patrick GP Charles
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 316-319.
Tick-borne infectious diseases in Australia Stephen R Graves and John Stenos
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 320-324.

Letters

Australian transplant recipients are at risk of chronic hepatitis E James P Newcombe, Stella McGinn, Bruce Wong, Archie Darbar and George Kotsiou
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 325.
Legionnaires’ disease cluster investigation in Sydney Marianne Dowsett, Emma Quinn and Leena Gupta
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 325.
Adaptation of a biobank certification program for Australia Jane E Carpenter, Amanda Rush and Candace Carter
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 325-326.
Factors affecting general practitioner charges and Medicare bulk-billing: results of a survey of Australians — erratum Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Patricia Kenny, Marion R Haas and Jane P Hall
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 326.