N D Stallman

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A large outbreak of epidemic polyarthritis (EPA) caused by Ross River virus (RRV) occurred in New South Wales in the summer of 1983/1984. The total number of cases was unknown, but 1196 cases were confirmed by laboratory tests. Most patients came from the area west of the dividing range, with especially large numbers in the Murrumbidgee irrigation area.(More)
A limited, randomized, blind, placebo-controlled trial of Q fever and influenza vaccines has been conducted in three Queensland abattoirs on a sequential analysis design. Ninety-eight subjects were given Q fever vaccine and 102 influenza vaccine. Q fever cases were observed in unvaccinated workers in all three abattoirs during the period of observation. A(More)
A study of potentially zoonotic infections was carried out on 351 rodents trapped in north-eastern Queensland. Their ecosystems included towns, agricultural and livestock areas, wookland and rainforest. Nine serotypes of salmonellae were obtained from asymptomatic carries in predominantly settled locations. Two strains of Ps. pseudomallei occurred in(More)
In a study of epidemic polyarthritis in central and northern Queensland, clinical disease was observed most frequently in urban-dwelling adult females. Clinical and subclinical infections were detected year round, although the majority of clinical infections occurred between the months of January and June. In the communities studied, there were(More)
A cross-sectional bacteriological survey of cattle in West Malaysia revealed 14.4% (32/222) had leptospiral infection. Isolates were obtained from all except one herd with prevalence of infection in herds ranging from 0-44.8%. A small number of buffalo urine samples were examined and all of them were found to be negative. A leptospiral isolate obtained from(More)
During March, 1981, a number of cases of dengue fever occurred in Cairns and Townsville, northern Queensland. From October, 1981, an outbreak of the infection was recognized on Thursday Island and, by May 1982, an estimated 38% of residents had been infected. Isolated cases were reported from other towns in northern Queensland and from other islands in the(More)
A prospective study of tropical pyomyositis (TP) in the Solomon Islands' Western Province followed 48 cases (mean age 10.6 years) from a population of 20,000 Melanesians over a two-year period. 32 patients were under 10 years and the male:female ratio was 1.7. Affected muscle was painful, swollen and often fluctuant but hard and indurated in presuppurative(More)
Restriction endonuclease analysis of 16 Australian and 4 New Zealand isolates of Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona showed that they could be divided into 3 genetic groups. Most of the isolates closely resembled the serovar kennewicki reference strain, and they all differed from the reference strain of serovar pomona. Based on these findings, it is(More)
Kunjin virus encephalomyelitis is described in a 49-year-old man who presented with an episode of acute encephalitis. He developed profound bulbar, truncal and proximal muscle weakness suggestive of damage to cranial motor nuclei and anterior horn cells. This resolved very slowly. A marked rise in antibody titres to Kunjin virus was shown by(More)