Infection, Disease & Health Journal

Infection, Disease & Health (IDH) is the official journal of the College. Infection, Disease & Health is published by Elsevier and is indexed in MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, Embase, EBSCOhost, CABI, Informatics, EBSCO Discovery, and Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Infection control faces radical challenges at the beginning of the third millennium. Infection remains the second most common cause of death worldwide, with healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affecting at least 1 in 10 hospital patients. Novel invasive technologies and immunosuppression increase the risk of infection and escalating antimicrobial resistance makes it more difficult to manage.

More than ever before, the prevention and control of infection and infectious disease require careful consideration of the interconnections between environment and human and animal health. Such an approach, commonly referred to as ‘One Health’, has implications for policy makers, researchers, public health practitioners, economists and clinicians, all of whom are critical in managing all aspects of infection. The ‘One Health’ approach underpins the College’s new journal Infection, Disease & Health.

Infection, Disease & Health publishes original research into infectious diseases old and new, emerging and endemic, with a focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental factors. However, the journal will also continue to emphasise the unique role of healthcare settings and personnel in the potential spread of opportunistic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance among vulnerable patients and amplification and spread of emerging and community-acquired infections between hospital and community.

We hope that Infection, Disease & Health will inform and entertain readers with comprehensive content on a broad range of areas affecting all aspects of infection. Letters, commentaries and opinions that debate and discuss contemporary issues presented in, and outside, the Journal, are welcome. Our publisher, Elsevier, brings an impressive global publishing platform and exciting initiatives to support the Journal. These include the use of social media to disseminate information and invite comment, audio slides – short, webcast-style presentations shown next to online articles and a virtual microscope – an integrated browser-based slide viewer that provides access to high-resolution whole slide images.

The support and assistance of peer-reviewers remains key to the whole process and the editorial team are extremely grateful to expert reviewers across the world. We publish the names of those involved in peer review to recognise and acknowledge individuals involved in supporting this Journal.

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ACIPC members can access full articles using the link in the members section of our website. Log in to the members section above and follow the link to the IDH website.

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Professor Brett Mitchell, The University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

Professor Brett Mitchell is a professor of nursing at the University of Newcastle and has over 150 peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. Brett is a Fellow of ACIPC and the Australian College of Nursing. Brett has worked in the area of infection control for many years, including leading infection control programs in hospitals and at a state level. His research interests in the area of infection control include environmental cleaning, pneumonia, surveillance, and urinary tract infections.

Associate Editors

      • Dr Oyebola Fasugba
        Research Officer, ‎Australian Catholic University & St Vincent’s Health, Sydney, Australia
      • Dr Jason Kwong
        Infectious Diseases Physician; Early Career Researcher, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity
      • Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel, RN, PhD
        Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery and QEII Jubilee Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Senior Editors

      • Professor Stephanie Dancer
        Edinburgh Napier University, Consultant Microbiologist and Professor of Microbiology, School of Nursing, United Kingdom
      • Professor Ramon Z. Shaban
        The University of Sydney, Australia

Section Editors

      • Professor Allen Cheng
        Monash University, Australia
      • Professor Gwendolyn Gilbert
        The University of Sydney, Australia
      • Editorial Board
      • Dr Noleen Bennett
        The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia
      • Professor Michael Borg
        Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
      • Dr Ann Bull
        The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia
      • Dr Emma Burnett
        University of Dundee School of Nursing and Midwifery, United Kingdom
      • Professor Peter Collignon
        Canberra Hospital, Australia
      • Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
        University of Technology Sydney, Australia
      • Dr Evonne Curran
        Glasgow Caledonian University, Infection Control Consultant, School of Nursing, United Kingdom
      • Dr John Ferguson
        John Hunter Hospital, Australia
      • Dr Jenny Firman
        Commonwealth Treasury, Australia
      • Professor Dale Fisher
        National University Hospital, Singapore
      • Dr Joshua Freeman
        Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
      • Professor Anne Gardner
        Australian Catholic University, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Australia
      • Professor Nicholas Graves
        Queensland University of Technology, Australia
      • Dr Bill Jarvis
        Jason and Jarvis Associates, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Investigation and Prevention Branch, United States
      • Dr Moi Lin Ling
        Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
      • Dr Deborough MacBeth
        Queensland Health, Australia
      • Professor David Paterson
        Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
      • Professor Thomas Riley
        University of Western Australia, Professor of Microbiobology, Australian Centre for Pathology & Medical Research, Australia
      • Dr Philip Russo
        Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia
      • Professor Patricia W. Stone
        Columbia University Center for Health Policy, United States
      • Professor Rhonda Stuart
        Monash Health, Australia
      • Professor Paul Turner
        University of Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Professor David Weber
        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States