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Dr. Vicky Sheppeard

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Director of Communicable Diseases

NSW Health
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Level 27, Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place
Sydney , New South Wales 2000

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Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director ..., 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases at NSW Health, said measles is highly contagious among people who are not fully immunised.
"Measles is spread through coughing and sneezing, and is one of the most contagious infections known," Dr Sheppeard said.
Back to school asthma warning, 2 Oct 2006 [cached]
NSW Health's Senior Environmental Health Policy Officer, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said research has shown that in previous years visits to hospitals for asthma have peaked in February - about two weeks after school starts.
"We have seen a very high number of emergency visits and admissions for children suffering from asthma in February compared to other months in the year.
"Data since 1993 shows dramatic rises in emergency department presentations for asthma every two to three years in NSW with peaks in 1996, 1999 and 2001."
"At this stage we are unable to predict which years an asthma peak is likely to occur, therefore it is vital that parents of children with asthma are aware of the potential increased risk," said Dr Sheppeard.
NSW Director of Communicable ..., 23 Feb 2014 [cached]
NSW Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said the next few weeks will be ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes which carry a range of human diseases like Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus, and Murray Valley Encephalitis virus. "These infections can cause symptoms including tiredness, rash, fever, and sore and swollen joints. The symptoms usually resolve after several days but some people may experience these symptoms for weeks or even months," Dr Sheppeard said. "Infection with Kunjin or Murray Valley Encephalitis can also cause more severe effects such as encephalitis." "While the number of reported human cases of mosquito borne infections have not been very high so far this year, with 47 cases of Ross River virus and 28 cases of Barmah Forest virus notified in January and February 2014, case numbers usually rise in the autumn months," Dr Sheppeard said.
New strategy to control whooping cough spread in NSW - CCNSWML, 11 July 2013 [cached]
Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health Director of Communicable Diseases, said expert advice shows that to be most effective the vaccine needs to be given before the baby is born. "Research by NSW Health and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance confirms it's best to get vaccinated before conception, during the third trimester of pregnancy or failing that, at soon as possible after delivery," Dr Sheppeard said. "A lot of parents don't get vaccinated until a few weeks after birth which is too late to protect the most vulnerable very young babies." The outgoing strategy was developed in response to a whooping cough epidemic that began in 2008. Almost 2,000 cases (1,999) were notified in NSW at the epidemic's peak in December 2008, and numbers of notifications were high through 2009 and again in 2011. However in recent months notifications have fallen to fewer than 200 per month. "We're encouraged to see that the epidemic period has passed. Nevertheless there is no room for complacency and we want to ensure that expectant parents and their doctors are aware of the optimal protection for newborns from whooping cough," Dr Sheppeard said. To help control outbreaks in 2009-2011, NSW Health provided free whooping cough vaccine for adults in close contact with infants. Last July NSW Health refocused its adult whooping cough vaccine strategy to new mothers in maternity units. The latest findings of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance found that vaccinating mothers before the birth of the child reduced the risk of whooping cough by half. "In light of this information, we recommend women ensure they talk with their GP about vaccination prior to conceiving or else have the vaccine during their third trimester," Dr Sheppeard said. Children of mothers who receive the vaccine in the third trimester will require an additional booster dose at 18 months of age, as maternal antibodies may interfere with an infant's immune response. "Women can purchase the whooping cough vaccine on prescription from their obstetrician or GP. Having the vaccine before the baby is born helps protect the most vulnerable from this potentially life threatening disease," Dr Sheppeard said. It is also vital that parents ensure all their children are up to date with their vaccinations, to minimise the risk of whooping cough circulating in the family. Adults in close conduct with young babies should discuss the benefits of the vaccine, which is available on prescription, with their GP. "Whooping cough is easily spread to new babies, so it's important to keep people with coughs away from them, in case they have whooping cough or other nasty infections," Dr Sheppeard said.
Manager of the Communicable ..., 12 April 2011 [cached]
Manager of the Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Centre for Population Health, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, says many people aged 25 to 45 aren't protected from the potentially deadly disease because they haven't had the second booster vaccination.
"The first vaccination is given at one year of age and the second is given at four, so babies under one, as well as children and adults who haven't received two doses of the vaccine are highly susceptible to the disease," Dr Sheppeard said.
Though measles symptoms may seem harmless, the disease can lead to pneumonia and in more serious cases, encephalitis.
"It starts with a fever, cough and sore red eyes followed by a rash three or four days later," Dr Sheppeard explained.
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