Western Pacific Surveillance and Response

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For the duration of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak WPSAR will accept manuscripts for rapid publication. Authors will have the opportunity to make this work immediately available through preprints posted online. (link - more information).

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Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the Western Pacific Region, WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

Data in these articles are freely available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, as long as the original work is cited, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO  licence.[link https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/]

WPSAR articles are indexed in: PubMed/MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Western Pacific Region IndexMedicus(WPRIM/APAMED central), EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Recently Published

Surveillance Report

Evaluating the importation of yellow fever cases into China in 2016 and strategies used to prevent and control the spread of the disease
Chao Li, Dan Li, Shirley JoAnn Smart, Lei Zhou, Peng Yang, Jianming Ou, Yi He, Ruiqi Ren, Tao Ma, Nijuan Xiang, Haitian Sui, Yali Wang, Jian Zhao, Chaonan Wang, Yeping Wang, Daxin Ni, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Dexin Li, Yangmu Huang and Qun Li
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Original Research

Factors affecting vaccine hesitancy among families with children 2 years old and younger in two urban communities in Manila, Philippines
Julius Migriño, Jr., Billy Gayados, Karen Rachel Joyce Birol, Lorelie De Jesus, Christopher Willis Lopez, Winona Coleen Mercado, Jan-Mark Caezar Tolosa, Joeylyn Torreda and Glaze Tulagan
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Outbreak Investigation Report

Investigation and control of a measles outbreak at the Hong Kong International Airport, 2019
Chi Hong Wong, Wing Hang Lam, Ho Yeung Lam, Tsz Sum Lam, Lei Ming Raymond Ho, Yiu Hong Leung, Chau Kuen Yonnie Lam and Shuk Kwan Chuang
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Original Research

Prevalence of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia in women in Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa, 1995–2017: Spectrum-STI model estimates
Takeshi Nishijima, Devina Nand, Nefertti David, Mathias Bauri, Robert Carney, Khin Cho WIN HTIN, Ye Yu Shwe, Anup Gurung, Guy Mahiane, Naoko Ishikawa, Melanie M Taylor, and Eline Korenromp
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Surveillance Report

Diarrhoeal disease surveillance in Papua New Guinea: findings and challenges
Mohammad Yazid Abdad, Kevin W Soli, Bang Pham, Grace Bande, Tobias Maure, Marinjo Jonduo, Debbie Kisa, Glennis Rai, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Peter M Siba, Paul F Horwood and Andrew R Greenhill
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