Institute of Environmental Science and Research

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Organization: Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Country: New Zealand

Top Publications

  1. pmc Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal influenza A (H1N1) co-infection, New Zealand, 2009
    Matthew Peacey
    The Institute of Environmental Science and Research, National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1618-20. 2010
  2. pmc Metastatic susceptibility locus, an 8p hot-spot for tumour progression disrupted in colorectal liver metastases: 13 candidate genes examined at the DNA, mRNA and protein level
    Donia P Macartney-Coxson
    1Wakefield Gastroenterology Research Institute, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 8:187. 2008
  3. ncbi Response to paper "Systems thinking" by D. Cabrera et al.: the unification of systems thinking: is there gold at the end of the rainbow?
    Gerald Midgley
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, 27 Creyke Road, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Eval Program Plann 31:317-21. 2008
  4. doi New Zealand's breath and blood alcohol testing programs: further data analysis and forensic implications
    A R Stowell
    Environmental Science and Research Ltd ESR, P O Box 50348, Porirua, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 178:83-92. 2008
  5. ncbi A preliminary investigation of insect colonisation and succession on remains in New Zealand
    Terry L Eberhardt
    The University of Auckland, Department of Chemistry, Forensic Science Programme, Building 301, Level 5, 23 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 176:217-23. 2008
  6. ncbi Survival of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. after application of sewage sludge to a Pinus radiata forest
    J Horswell
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Porirua, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 103:1321-31. 2007
  7. ncbi Neisseria vaccines 2007 - international workshop
    Diana Martin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Kenepuru Science Centre, PO Box 50 348, 34 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, New Zealand
    IDrugs 10:450-2. 2007
  8. ncbi Salmonella in uncooked retail meats in New Zealand
    Teck Lok Wong
    Food Safety Program, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR, Christchurch Science Center, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
    J Food Prot 70:1360-5. 2007
  9. ncbi Distance and flow effects on microsphere transport in a large gravel column
    Murray E Close
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, P O Box 29181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Environ Qual 35:1204-12. 2006
  10. ncbi Presence and growth of Bacillus cereus in dehydrated potato flakes and hot-held, ready-to-eat potato products purchased in New Zealand
    Nicola J Turner
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, P O Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Food Prot 69:1173-7. 2006

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Publications62

  1. pmc Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal influenza A (H1N1) co-infection, New Zealand, 2009
    Matthew Peacey
    The Institute of Environmental Science and Research, National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1618-20. 2010
    ..Results from oseltamivir-sensitivity testing on viral culture suggested the possibility of co-infections with oseltamivir-resistant (seasonal A [H1N1]) and -susceptible (pandemic [H1N1] 2009) viruses...
  2. pmc Metastatic susceptibility locus, an 8p hot-spot for tumour progression disrupted in colorectal liver metastases: 13 candidate genes examined at the DNA, mRNA and protein level
    Donia P Macartney-Coxson
    1Wakefield Gastroenterology Research Institute, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 8:187. 2008
    ..We therefore examined 8p for genes involved in colorectal cancer progression...
  3. ncbi Response to paper "Systems thinking" by D. Cabrera et al.: the unification of systems thinking: is there gold at the end of the rainbow?
    Gerald Midgley
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, 27 Creyke Road, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Eval Program Plann 31:317-21. 2008
  4. doi New Zealand's breath and blood alcohol testing programs: further data analysis and forensic implications
    A R Stowell
    Environmental Science and Research Ltd ESR, P O Box 50348, Porirua, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 178:83-92. 2008
    ..1 g/210L, while BAC< or =0.1g/dL) occurred at a rate of only 0.14%. When the lower of duplicate breath test results were used as the evidential results instead of the means, the harmful false-positive rate dropped to 0.04%...
  5. ncbi A preliminary investigation of insect colonisation and succession on remains in New Zealand
    Terry L Eberhardt
    The University of Auckland, Department of Chemistry, Forensic Science Programme, Building 301, Level 5, 23 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 176:217-23. 2008
    ..This preliminary investigation presents a broad outline of the insects associated with remains and the order in which they appear in the Auckland region...
  6. ncbi Survival of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. after application of sewage sludge to a Pinus radiata forest
    J Horswell
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Porirua, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 103:1321-31. 2007
    ..This study investigated the survival of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in sewage sludge applied to young and old Pinus radiata forest in Spring and Autumn/Winter...
  7. ncbi Neisseria vaccines 2007 - international workshop
    Diana Martin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Kenepuru Science Centre, PO Box 50 348, 34 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, New Zealand
    IDrugs 10:450-2. 2007
  8. ncbi Salmonella in uncooked retail meats in New Zealand
    Teck Lok Wong
    Food Safety Program, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR, Christchurch Science Center, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
    J Food Prot 70:1360-5. 2007
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  9. ncbi Distance and flow effects on microsphere transport in a large gravel column
    Murray E Close
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, P O Box 29181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Environ Qual 35:1204-12. 2006
    ..Diffusion is the dominant collision mechanism for 1-microm spheres (81-88%), while settling dominates for 5- and 10-microm spheres (> 87%), and interception is very small for all spheres investigated...
  10. ncbi Presence and growth of Bacillus cereus in dehydrated potato flakes and hot-held, ready-to-eat potato products purchased in New Zealand
    Nicola J Turner
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, P O Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Food Prot 69:1173-7. 2006
    ..0). The PMP predictions were found to simulate the measured growth better at 42 degrees C than at 37 degrees C. Hot-held potato products should be safe for consumption if held at 60 degrees C or above or discarded within 2 h...
  11. ncbi The recovery of illicit drugs from oral fluid sampling devices
    Stuart Dickson
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Kenepuru Science Centre, PO Box 50 348, Porirua, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 165:78-84. 2007
    ..Storage at either 5 degrees C or room temperature had no significant effect on drug recoveries...
  12. pmc The VR2 epitope on the PorA P1.7-2,4 protein is the major target for the immune response elicited by the strain-specific group B meningococcal vaccine MeNZB
    D R Martin
    Insitute of Environmental Science and Research ESR, Porirua, New Zealand
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:486-91. 2006
    ..4 epitope of the PorA protein supports the public health decision to use a strain-specific vaccine for the control of New Zealand's epidemic of meningococcal disease...
  13. pmc Application of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to identify potential outbreaks of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand
    Brent Gilpin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Christchurch Science Centre, P O Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 44:406-12. 2006
    ..The combined and timely application of subtyping and epidemiological investigation would appear to be a promising strategy for understanding campylobacteriosis in New Zealand...
  14. pmc Systemic intervention for public health
    Gerald Midgley
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research, 27 Creyke Road, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 96:466-72. 2006
    ..I present and discuss several well-tested methods with a view to identifying their potential for supporting systemic intervention for public health...
  15. doi The transmission of thermotolerant Campylobacter spp. to people living or working on dairy farms in New Zealand
    B J Gilpin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Zoonoses Public Health 55:352-60. 2008
    ..The relative risk of dairy farm worker being notified with campylobacteriosis was estimated to be 1.88 (95% confidence interval=1.6-2.2)...
  16. doi Molecular detection of norovirus in sheep and pigs in New Zealand farms
    Sandro Wolf
    Communicable Disease Group, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Kenepuru Science Centre, P O Box 50 348, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
    Vet Microbiol 133:184-9. 2009
    ..Genomes of representative porcine and ovine norovirus strains underwent partial sequence analysis (343 and 2045 bases, respectively). This is the first report describing norovirus in sheep...
  17. doi Survival of Campylobacter spp. in bovine faeces on pasture
    B J Gilpin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Lett Appl Microbiol 48:162-6. 2009
    ..To determine the survival on pasture of Campylobacter spp. naturally present in bovine faeces and compare this with a previously published study using laboratory-cultured Campylobacter spp...
  18. doi The disease pyramid for acute gastrointestinal illness in New Zealand
    R J Lake
    Food Safety Programme, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1468-71. 2010
    ..Of the faecal samples, pathogens were detected in about three cases. These ratios are similar to those reported in other developed countries, and provide baseline measurements of the AGI burden in the New Zealand community...
  19. doi Examination of the variability in mixed DNA profile parameters for the Identifiler multiplex
    Jo Anne Bright
    ESR, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 4:111-4. 2010
    ..At (2APH/(1+M(r)))> or =300RFU the mixture ratio at a locus is expected to be within a factor of 2 of the average across loci...
  20. doi Potential to use ultraviolet-treated bacteriophages to control foodborne pathogens
    John Andrew Hudson
    Food Safety Programme, Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:687-93. 2010
    ..At 24 degrees C and 37 degrees C, "lysis from without" was likely to be the mechanism responsible for the reduction in host cell concentrations, but at 5 degrees C this may not have been the case...
  21. doi Preliminary development and validation of a real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for the semi-quantification of viable Campylobacter jejuni in water samples
    S Lin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Water Sci Technol 60:3151-8. 2009
    ..There is potential to apply this fast, specific and sensitive semi-quantitative method to monitor a range of water samples for viable C. jejuni...
  22. doi Potential for preventing spread of fungi in air-conditioning systems constructed using copper instead of aluminium
    L Weaver
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, University of Southampton, Biomedical Sciences Building, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 50:18-23. 2010
    ..As copper has been previously suggested as an antimicrobial surface, we tested the effectiveness of copper as an antifungal surface which could be used in air-conditioning systems as an alternative to aluminium...
  23. doi Modifying the surface charge of pathogen-sized microspheres for studying pathogen transport in groundwater
    L Pang
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, P O Box 29181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Environ Qual 38:2210-7. 2009
    ..Future research is required to validate the surrogates' resemblances to pathogens in terms of their attenuation and transport behaviors in groundwater...
  24. doi Prevalence and types of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among urinary Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. in New Zealand
    Helen M Heffernan
    Antibiotic Reference Laboratory, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:544-9. 2009
    ..The results of this survey show that the prevalence of ESBLs has increased in recent years in NZ, that CTX-M ESBLs are almost wholly dominant and that ESBL-producing organisms are already established as community-acquired pathogens...
  25. doi Stability of added iodine in processed cereal foods
    B M Thomson
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 26:25-31. 2009
    ..These data can be used for modelling the impact of strategies to increase iodine exposure. Salt as an ingredient is not a good predictor of iodine intake due to the inhomogeneity of iodine in iodized salt...
  26. doi Validation issues around DNA typing of low level DNA
    John Buckleton
    ESR, Private Bag 92021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 3:255-60. 2009
    ..Much of the difference relates to differences in word usage, definitional difficulties, and a lack of mutual understanding and communication between the judiciary and forensic scientists. This highlights a gap that needs attention...
  27. doi Microbial removal rates in subsurface media estimated from published studies of field experiments and large intact soil cores
    Liping Pang
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, P O Box 29181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Environ Qual 38:1531-59. 2009
    ....
  28. doi Effect of storage regime on the stability of DNA used as a calibration standard for real-time polymerase chain reaction
    Ellen Podivinsky
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, P O Box 29 181, Christchurch 8540, New Zealand
    Anal Biochem 394:132-4. 2009
    ..Samples stored as frozen aqueous solutions at -20 degrees C were the least stable...
  29. doi Database crime to crime match rate calculation
    John Buckleton
    ESR, Private Bag, 92021 Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 3:200-1. 2009
    ..We propose a method that does not proceed from the match counting definition but which has a strong logic...
  30. doi Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and E. coli biotype 1 in a pilot survey of imported and New Zealand pig meats
    Teck Lok Wong
    Food Safety Group, Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Christchurch Science Centre, PO Box 29 181, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Food Microbiol 26:177-82. 2009
    ..The results demonstrated that importation of uncooked pig meat is a potential route for the introduction of new clones of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 into New Zealand...
  31. ncbi Dealing with allelic dropout when reporting the evidential value in DNA relatedness analysis
    John Buckleton
    ESR, PB 92021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 160:134-9. 2006
    ..It should not replace the pursuit of more complete DNA profiles by the normal rework process for such samples...
  32. ncbi DNA profiling of trace DNA recovered from bedding
    Susan F Petricevic
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Mt Albert Science Centre, Private Bag 92 021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 159:21-6. 2006
    ..This transfer may have important repercussions in sexual assault investigations...
  33. ncbi Application of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and TaqMan PCR techniques to the detection and identification of Rhodococcus coprophilus in faecal samples
    M G Savill
    Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Microbiol Methods 47:355-68. 2001
    ..These PCR methods enhance the feasibility of using R. coprophilus to distinguish faecal pollution of farmed herbivores from human pollution...
  34. ncbi Allele frequencies for the four major sub-populations of New Zealand at the 10 AMPFlSTR SGM Plus loci
    S J Walsh
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Private Bag 92 021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 122:189-95. 2001
    ..Allele frequencies for the 10 STR loci included in the AMPFlSTR SGM Plus multiplex system have been determined for the four major sub-populations of New Zealand...
  35. ncbi C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae surveillance in New Zealand: comparison of laboratory and clinic data
    A M McNicholas
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:368-70. 2001
    ....
  36. ncbi Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand, 1998
    A McNicholas
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Porirua
    N Z Med J 114:279-83. 2001
    ..To describe the surveillance and epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in New Zealand...
  37. ncbi Enumeration of Campylobacter in New Zealand recreational and drinking waters
    M G Savill
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, PO Box 29 181, Elam, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 91:38-46. 2001
    ..jejuni, Camp. coli and Camp. lari) in tandem with a Most Probable Number (MPN) technique to enumerate these species in water samples...
  38. ncbi Arsenic removal during conventional aluminium-based drinking-water treatment
    J Gregor
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Water Res 35:1659-64. 2001
    ..The ability of a water treatment process to achieve the maximum acceptable concentration for arsenic in drinking water is dependent on the concentration of As(III) in the source water...
  39. ncbi Rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ham samples using immunomagnetic separation followed by polymerase chain reaction
    J A Hudson
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, PO Box 29 181, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 90:614-21. 2001
    ..To develop a 24-h system for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ham...
  40. ncbi First report of the cyanobacterial toxin cylindrospermopsin in New Zealand
    D J Stirling
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Kenepuru Drive, PO Box 50 348, Porirua, New Zealand
    Toxicon 39:1219-22. 2001
    ..The presence of cylindrospermopsin in New Zealand highlights the risk of direct cyanobacterial toxin exposure in recreational waters...
  41. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of 'Norwalk-like viruses' associated with gastroenteritis outbreaks in New Zealand
    G E Greening
    Communicable Disease Group, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua, New Zealand
    J Med Virol 64:58-66. 2001
    ..Application of these typing methods has provided information on disease transmission for epidemiological investigations of public health significance...
  42. ncbi The transfer of petrol on to clothing and shoes while pouring petrol around a room
    S A Coulson
    ESR, Private Bag 92 021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 112:135-41. 2000
    ..This information illustrates the necessity of analysing the clothing and particularly the shoes of any suspected arsonists for the presence of hydrocarbon fuels...
  43. ncbi Heterocyclic amine levels in cooked meat and the implication for New Zealanders
    B Thomson
    ESR, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Eur J Cancer Prev 8:201-6. 1999
    ..Red meat is no more implicated than any other meat type. Although the role of HCA in human cancer is yet to be clearly established, exposure can be minimized by lifestyle choices...
  44. ncbi Seasonal variation of Campylobacter types from human cases, veterinary cases, raw chicken, milk and water
    J A Hudson
    ESR Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 87:115-24. 1999
    ..Some isolates from human cases were indistinguishable from others isolated from water and raw chicken, indicating possible routes of infection for humans...
  45. pmc Sunlight inactivation of fecal bacteriophages and bacteria in sewage-polluted seawater
    L W Sinton
    Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Appl Environ Microbiol 65:3605-13. 1999
    ..The consistently superior survival of somatic coliphages in our experiments suggests that they warrant further consideration as fecal, and possibly viral, indicators in marine waters...
  46. pmc Sunlight inactivation of fecal indicator bacteria and bacteriophages from waste stabilization pond effluent in fresh and saline waters
    Lester W Sinton
    Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Research, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:1122-31. 2002
    ..Although somatic coliphages are more sunlight resistant than the other indicators in seawater, F-RNA phages are the most resistant in freshwater, where they may thus better represent enteric virus survival...
  47. ncbi A 10-year serogroup B meningococcal disease epidemic in New Zealand: descriptive epidemiology, 1991-2000
    M G Baker
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 37:S13-9. 2001
    ..New Zealand has experienced an epidemic of meningococcal disease since 1991. This paper describes the characteristics of this epidemic during its first 10 years (1991-2000), current control measures, and potential future interventions...
  48. ncbi Effect of pore-water velocity on chemical nonequilibrium transport of Cd, Zn, and Pb in alluvial gravel columns
    Liping Pang
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Contam Hydrol 57:241-58. 2002
    ..At input concentrations of about 4 mg/l and pore-water velocities of 3-60 m/day in the groundwater within alluvial gravel, this study suggests retardation factors of 26-289 for Cd, 24-255 for Zn, and 322-6377 for Pb...
  49. ncbi Relatedness and DNA: are we taking it seriously enough?
    John Buckleton
    ESR, The New Zealand Forensic Science Service, P B 92021, Auckland, New Zealand
    Forensic Sci Int 152:115-9. 2005
    ..We suggest that we should now report routinely the match probability for a sibling whenever the suspect has a non-excluded sibling...
  50. ncbi Bisphenol A in canned foods in New Zealand: an exposure assessment
    B M Thomson
    Food Addit Contam 22:65-72. 2005
    ..The impact of this level of oestrogenicity remains unclear...
  51. ncbi Bacteriophages as biocontrol agents in food
    J A Hudson
    Food Safety Programme, ESR Ltd, P O Box 29 181, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Food Prot 68:426-37. 2005
    ..This review is a summary of the information on these issues and includes brief descriptions of alternative phage-based strategies for control of foodborne pathogens...
  52. ncbi The evidential value of cosmetic foundation smears in forensic casework
    Amanda Gordon
    ESR, Private Bag 92021, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Forensic Sci 49:1244-52. 2004
    ..3, 93.8, and 82.0% respectively. A combination of all three techniques provided a discriminating power of 99.7%, meaning that almost complete discrimination was achieved between the foundation samples...
  53. ncbi Growth of enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus in povi masima, a traditional Pacific island food
    T L Wong
    Food Safety Group, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 97:1185-91. 2004
    ..To obtain preliminary data on the microbiology and hurdles to pathogen growth in the traditional Pacific Island food, povi masima, which is essentially beef brisket cured in brine...
  54. ncbi Immunoassay kit used to detect the presence of bovine material in processed foods
    John L Love
    Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Research Ltd, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J AOAC Int 87:1143-7. 2004
    ..This suggests that the test may not be able to detect even relatively high levels of beef in low-acid canned foods, which are normally retorted under pressure to approximately 121 degrees C...
  55. ncbi Lack of association between long-term illness and infectious intestinal disease in New Zealand
    Rob Lake
    Christchurch Science Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U893. 2004
    ..To investigate whether the increase in notified cases of infectious intestinal disease in New Zealand from 1988 to 2001 has resulted in a concurrent increase in associated secondary illness cases...
  56. pmc Multilocus restriction typing method to predict the sequence type of meningococci
    Kristin H Dyet
    Communicable Disease Group, ESR Ltd, Porirua, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1742-5. 2004
    ..MLRT was a rapid, simple, and inexpensive method, and the results had an excellent correlation with multilocus sequence typing results...
  57. pmc Evaluation of porB PCR-amplicon restriction endonuclease analysis as a method to determine porB variable-region sequences in nonserotypeable meningococci
    Kristin H Dyet
    Communicable Disease Group, ESR Ltd, Porirua Microbiology Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1731-3. 2004
    ..Most nonserotypeable meningococci isolated between 1990 and 1999 inclusively either were type 4 (40.5%) or contained the porB variable region 1 (VR1)-19, VR2-D, VR3-7, and VR4-14a sequences (45.1%)...
  58. ncbi Betwixt and between: ritual and the management of an ultrasound waiting list
    J L Foote
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, College of Sciences, Massey University
    Health Care Anal 10:357-77. 2002
    ..A new waiting list metaphor based on waiting lists as ritual forms is proposed...
  59. ncbi The use of chemical and molecular microbial indicators for faecal source identification
    B Gilpin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, PO Box 29 181, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Water Sci Technol 47:39-43. 2003
    ..Differentiating amongst the animal sources was more difficult and will require development of molecular assays for organisms specific to each animal group...
  60. ncbi Total mercury and methylmercury levels in some New Zealand commercial marine fish species
    J L Love
    ESR, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Food Addit Contam 20:37-43. 2003
    ..Results show the New Zealand fish species sampled have mean contents of total mercury that range between 0.02 and 2.48 mg kg(-1) and mean contents of methylmercury that range from less than 0.04 to 1.97 mg kg(-1)...
  61. ncbi Identification of the source of faecal pollution in contaminated rivers
    B J Glipin
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research ESR Ltd, Christchurch Science Centre, New Zealand
    Water Sci Technol 46:9-15. 2002
    ..The combination of these indicators is able to identify human derived faecal pollution in rivers containing inputs from septic tanks, municipal oxidation ponds, farmed animals and feral animals...
  62. ncbi A small outbreak of listeriosis associated with smoked mussels
    M S Brett
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Porirua, New Zealand
    Int J Food Microbiol 43:223-9. 1998
    ..monocytogenes...