Michael Lindsay

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Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is the most serious of the endemic arboviruses in Australia. It was responsible for six known large outbreaks of encephalitis in south-eastern Australia in the 1900s, with the last comprising 58 cases in 1974. Since then MVEV clinical cases have been largely confined to the western and central parts of northern(More)
We describe the epidemiological and clinical features of human Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin (KUN) virus infections in Western Australia (WA) during March to July 2000. A case series was performed. For laboratory-confirmed cases, travel histories and clinical details were collected from patients, family members, friends or treating physicians.(More)
More than 540 serologically confirmed cases of Ross River (RR) virus disease have been reported from the southwest region of Western Australia since November 1995 (Figure 1). Most affected by the mosquito-borne disease are communities on the Swan Coastal Plain south of Perth. Cases have also been reported from towns farther south or inland and from Perth(More)
1 To the editor: Barmah Forest (BF) virus is a mosquito-borne alphavirus, found only in Australia, which causes outbreaks of polyarthritis in humans. The disease is very similar to epidemic polyarthritis caused by infection with Ross River virus, another Australian alphavirus. BF virus was first isolated from mosquitoes in the State of Western Australia in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether HIV infected pregnant women with concomitant sexually transmitted infection (STIs) are at increased risk of adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS We conducted a cohort study of HIV positive women who delivered at an inner-city hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, from 2003 to 2013. Demographics, presence of concomitant(More)
BACKGROUND Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a flavivirus that occurs in Australia and New Guinea. While clinical cases are uncommon, MVEV can cause severe encephalitis with high mortality. Sentinel chicken surveillance is used at many sites around Australia to provide an early warning system for risk of human infection in areas that have low(More)
As perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) women reach reproductive age, there is an increasing number who become pregnant. This is a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected women who delivered from June 2007 to July 2012 at our institution. Maternal demographics, HIV characteristics, and obstetric and neonatal outcomes were compared. 20 PHIV and 80 SHIV(More)
The first cases of mother to child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were described more than two decades ago and since then several thousands more have been reported in western countries. In the early 1980s the majority of perinatally acquired HIV children did not survive beyond childhood. However combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) for(More)
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