Susan P Jacups
Affiliation: Charles Darwin University
- The continuing role of Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage surveillance as a mechanism for early detection of invasive disease activitySusan P Jacups
Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
Hum Vaccin 7:1254-60. 2011..Monitoring Hib carriage continues to offer an early warning system, whereby intervention could prevent invasive disease resurgence...
- Emerging pneumococcal carriage serotypes in a high-risk population receiving universal 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine since 2001Amanda J Leach
Menzies School of Health Research, John Mathews Building Bldg58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia
BMC Infect Dis 9:121. 2009..This study presents carriage serotypes following this schedule...
- Arbovirus models to provide practical management tools for mosquito control and disease prevention in the Northern Territory, AustraliaSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, 0909, Australia
J Med Entomol 48:453-60. 2011..These methods can be adapted for use elsewhere...
- Warmer waters in the Northern Territory--herald an earlier onset to the annual Chironex fleckeri Stinger seasonSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Ecohealth 7:14-7. 2010..This short report presents data to support this hypothesis, facilitating policy makers with an environmental cue upon which changes to current stinger season can be based--prior to painful and potentially life-threatening presentations...
- Melioidosis epidemiology and risk factors from a prospective whole-population study in northern AustraliaBart J Currie
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Trop Med Int Health 9:1167-74. 2004..The aims of this study were to describe the epidemiology of melioidosis in tropical northern Australia and to assess the importance of defined risk factors...
- Irukandji syndrome case series from Australia's Tropical Northern TerritoryChristopher P Nickson
Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Ann Emerg Med 54:395-403. 2009..We describe Irukandji syndrome (a painful hypercatecholaminergic condition caused by jellyfish envenoming) in Australia's Northern Territory...
- Extreme weather events and environmental contamination are associated with case-clusters of melioidosis in the Northern Territory of AustraliaAllen C Cheng
Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Int J Epidemiol 35:323-9. 2006..We defined case-clusters in northern Australia, determined their contribution to the observed rate of melioidosis, and explored clinical features and associated environmental factors...
- Community-acquired pneumonia in northern Australia: low mortality in a tropical region using locally-developed treatment guidelinesJulian H Elliott
Royal Darwin Hospital and Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Darwin, Australia
Int J Infect Dis 9:15-20. 2005..To investigate the epidemiology and outcome of adult community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in tropical Australia...
- A comparison of adult mosquito trapping regimes across seasons and ecosystems in Darwin, AustraliaSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia
J Vector Ecol 37:284-8. 2012..Trapping for Cx. annulirostris monitoring could be reduced to fortnightly in all areas and seasons. Evaluation of programs can maximize staff efficiency and improve service delivery by reducing the need for unnecessary tasks...
- Prospective study of Chironex fleckeri and other box jellyfish stings in the "Top End" of Australia's Northern TerritoryBart J Currie
Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
Med J Aust 183:631-6. 2005..To describe the epidemiology and clinical features of box jellyfish envenoming in the Top End of the Northern Territory and, in particular, confirmed stings from the major Australian box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri...
- Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus infections: a review of history, ecology, and predictive models, with implications for tropical northern AustraliaSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:283-97. 2008..Further development of predictive models should benefit public health planning by providing early warning systems of RRV and BFV infection outbreaks in different geographical locations...
- Predictive indicators for Ross River virus infection in the Darwin area of tropical northern Australia, using long-term mosquito trapping dataSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Trop Med Int Health 13:943-52. 2008..To describe the epidemiology of Ross River virus (RRV) infection in the endemic Darwin region of tropical northern Australia and to develop a predictive model for RRV infections...
- Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centers in the Northern Territory, Australia, spanning pre- and post-vaccine erasSusan P Jacups
Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Vaccine 29:3083-8. 2011..Increasing carriage rates contribute to Hib disease resurgence especially in those with higher disease burdens, such as remote Indigenous Australians, ongoing carriage surveillance provides a sentinel warning system for invasive disease...
- Further evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test for melioidosis in an area of endemicityMathew O'Brien
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, and Microbiology Laboratory, Pathology Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
J Clin Microbiol 42:2239-40. 2004..ICT IgM kits are unreliable for diagnosis of melioidosis, but ICT IgG kits may be useful for diagnosing travelers presenting with possible melioidosis who return from regions where melioidosis is endemic...
- Out of hospital treatment of patients with melioidosis using ceftazidime in 24 h elastomeric infusors, via peripherally inserted central cathetersSarah Huffam
Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT, Australia
Trop Med Int Health 9:715-7. 2004..Treatment consists of initial intensive therapy with 2-4 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Clinical improvement may occur early and patients often prefer to be managed out of hospital in the Hospital in the Home (HITH)...
- Rainfall and vector mosquito numbers as risk indicators for mosquito-borne disease in central AustraliaPeter I Whelan
Department of Health and Community Services, Darwin, Northern Territory
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:110-6. 2003....
- C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of melioidosisAllen C Cheng
Infectious Diseases Unit, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:580-2. 2004..Admission levels of CRP are not a sensitive marker for the presence of melioidosis and a normal level cannot be used to exclude acute, chronic, or relapsed melioidosis in febrile patients in or from endemic regions...
- Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosisDaniel Gal
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:360-2. 2004..Environmental sampling identified B. pseudomallei in a container of commercial hand wash detergent as the likely source of infection, although there were multiple isolates of different PFGE types to the clinical isolates...
- Outcomes of patients with melioidosis treated with meropenemAllen C Cheng
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina NT 0811, Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:1763-5. 2004..The use of meropenem may be associated with improved outcomes in patients with severe sepsis associated with melioidosis...
- The epidemiology of community acquired bacteremic pneumonia, due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia--over 22 yearsSusan P Jacups
School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
Vaccine 29:5386-92. 2011..Furthermore, detrimental outcomes are more pronounced in some populations--such as those living in third world poverty, and Indigenous people who live in developed nations...
- Intensity of rainfall and severity of melioidosis, AustraliaBart J Currie
Menzies School of Health Research and Flinders University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Emerg Infect Dis 9:1538-42. 2003..023), bacteremic pneumonia (p=0.001), septic shock (p=0.005), and death (p<0.0001). Heavy monsoonal rains and winds may cause a shift towards inhalation of Burkholderia pseudomallei...