Joyce Campbell

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Serums from 1002 penguins of 4 species on Macquarie Island, a sub-antarctic island in the Southern Ocean, were examined for antibody to Newcastle disease virus (NDV), influenza A virus, avian paramyxovirus, alphavirus and flavivirus. No evidence of haemagglutination-inhibition antibody to influenza A virus or alphavirus was detected. Serums from 6% of royal(More)
Although Cryptococcus gattii has emerged as an important pathogen of humans and domestic animals on Vancouver Island, Canada since 1999; its distribution in regional wildlife species is largely unknown. Opportunistic sampling methods were employed to obtain nasal swabs for fungal culture from wild mammal species residing within the coastal Douglas fir(More)
Serum antibodies to strains of avian paramyxovirus and flavivirus were detected in little blue penguins sampled at Port Campbell and Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. No antibody to Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was detected in 267 sera collected, although one penguin captured for experimental studies had a hemagglutination-inhibition antibody titer of(More)
Following isolation of a virus (CSIRO19) from insects in Australia and its identification as bluetongue virus serotype 20 (BTV20), a nationwide survey of antibodies in cattle and sheep sera was undertaken. Initial studies using the serum neutralization (SN) test showed that the distribution of BTV20 antibodies in cattle was confined to the northern part of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), cause serious infections, especially among high-risk patients in NICUs. When VRE was introduced and transmitted in our NICU despite recommended infection control practices, we instituted active surveillance cultures to determine their efficacy in(More)
Research has shown a widespread need for written information on topics related to familial risk of breast cancer amongst women who have been living with an increased risk of the disease for several years. This article describes the development of a psychoeducational intervention designed to meet the needs of these women. Following a review of the literature(More)
Sentinel chickens were established in 3 centres along the Murray Valley on 20 December 1973. The demonstration of antibody in the serum of chickens in the Mildura and Kerang areas indicated Sindbis virus activity late in December 1973 and early in January 1974. Tests for antibody to MVE virus were negative until blood collected from one chicken at Echuca on(More)
The procedure of establishing peripheral venous access carries the risk of potential complications to both the patient and the practitioner. Complications include infection, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis, emboli, pain, haematoma or haemorrhage, extravasation, arterial cannulation and needlestick injuries. Careful adherence to guidelines and procedures can(More)
It has been recommended that blood cultures be routinely subcultured aerobically on the day after the specimen is received, anaerobically after 48 h, and, finally, after 5 to 7 days if the cultures appear negative (Bartlett et al., Cumitech 1, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 1974). To evaluate the necessity for the final routine(More)
BACKGROUND The field of family medicine has been enriched by a family-oriented approach and the inclusion of family systems concepts. Keeping the family as a central focus of care has been a fundamental commitment of family medicine. This research examines how exemplary physicians ("exemplars") integrate a family-oriented approach into the routine care of(More)