Journal article

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2019

Suzy M Teutsch, Carlos A Nunez, Anne Morris, Robert Booy, Skye McGregor, Jonathan King, Julia ML Brotherton, Daniel Novakovic, Cheryl A Jones, William Rawlinson, Bruce R Thorley, Elizabeth J Elliott

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report | AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, DEPT HEALTH & AGEING | Published : 2020


The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) has been prospectively collecting national data on rare childhood conditions since 1993, with monthly reporting of cases by paediatricians. In this report we describe annual results from studies for ten communicable diseases and complications of communicable diseases that were conducted using APSU surveillance in 2019 and place these in an historic context. Results are reported on acute flaccid paralysis, congenital cytomegalovirus infection, neonatal herpes simplex virus infection, perinatal exposure to HIV, paediatric HIV infection, severe complications of seasonal influenza, juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JoRRP), con..

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Awarded by NHMRC MRFF Practitioner Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

APSU activities are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health; The University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health; The Children's Hospital at Westmead; and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Elizabeth Elliott is supported by an NHMRC MRFF Practitioner Fellowship (#1135959).