TMA Group Published Research


Members of the Travel Medicine Alliance are committed to best practice travel medicine and to that end, we have a commitment to undertaking and publishing research in the field of travel medicine.

Our team includes Dr Luis Furuya Kanamori,  Dr Colleen Lau and Dr Deb Mills 

List of publications of our research group – most recent at the top.

April 2021 Mills DJ, Lau CL, Mills C, Furuya-Kanamori L. Efficacy of one-dose intramuscular rabies vaccine as pre-exposure prophylaxis in travellers.Journal of Travel Medicine. 2021 Apr 10;taab059. https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jtm/taab059/6219917
April 2021 Islam N, Wright S, Lau CL, Doi SAR, Mills DJ, Clark J, et al. Efficacy of a 3-day pre-travel schedule of Tafenoquine for malaria chemoprophylaxis: A network meta-analysis. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2021 Apr 8;taab057.
January 2021 Xu C, Lau CL, Clark J, Rafferty AC, Mills DJ, Ramsey L, et al. Immunogenicity after pre- and post-exposure rabies vaccination: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis.Vaccine [Internet]. 2021 Jan 18 [cited 2021 Jan 19]; Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X21000396
December 2020 Mills DJ, Lau CL, Furuya-Kanamori L. Low uptake of Japanese encephalitis vaccination among Australian travellers. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2020 Dec 12;taaa232. https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jtm/taaa232/6031799
September 2020 Furuya-Kanamori L, Mills DJ, Lau CL. Could intradermal be an economical alternative route of administration for Japanese encephalitis vaccines? Journal of Travel Medicine [Internet]. 2020 Sep 29 [cited 2020 Nov 6]; Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jtm/taaa181/5912909
April 2020 Furuya-Kanamori L, Dutton P, Leeb A, Mills DJ, Andrews R, Lau CLAdverse Events Following Immunization With Combined vs Concurrent Monovalent Hepatitis A and Typhoid Vaccines in Children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society [Internet]. 2020 Apr 25 [cited 2021 Jan 7]; Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jpids/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jpids/piaa031/5825142
April 2020 Furuya-Kanamori L, Lau CL, Banks S, Mills DJ. Impact of pre-departure preparation on the health and wellbeing of Australian gap year travellers.Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2020 Apr;101682.
January 2020 Furuya-Kanamori L, Ramsey L, Manson M, Gilbert BLau CL. Intradermal rabies pre-exposure vaccination schedules in older travellers: comparison of immunogenicity post-primary course and post-booster. Journal of Travel Medicine [Internet]. 2020 Jan 14 [cited 2020 Jan 18]; Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jtm/taaa006/5704962
November 2019 Furuya-Kanamori L, Stone J, Yakob L, Kirk M, Collignon P, Mills DJ, et al. Risk factors for acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacterales among international travellers: A synthesis of cumulative evidence. Journal of Travel Medicine [Internet]. 2019 Nov 6 [cited 2020 Jan 22]; Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jtm/taz083/5613537
September 2019 Wang J, Liu-Lastres B, Ritchie BW, Mills DJ. Travellers’ self-protection against health risks:An application of the full Protection Motivation Theory. Annals of Tourism Research. 2019 Sep;78:102743.https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZIsXaZ3ER7bH
May 2019 Lau CL, Sweet M, Weinstein P. A stitch in time: unrecognized retained foreign bodies after a needlefish injury. Journal of Travel Medicine [Internet]. 2017 Mar 1 [cited 2019 May 19];24(2). Available from: http://academic.oup.com/jtm/article/doi/10.1093/jtm/taw092/2930767/A-stitch-in-time-unrecognized-retained-foreign
April 2019 Aubry M, Kama M, Vanhomwegen J, Teissier A, Mariteragi-Helle T, Hue S, C Lau, et al. Ross River Virus Antibody Prevalence, Fiji Islands, 2013–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019 Apr;25(4):827–30.
January 2019 Armstrong M, Francis J, Robson J, Graves S, Mills DJ, Ferguson J, et al. Q fever vaccination of children in Australia: Limited experience to date: Q fever vaccination in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health [Internet]. 2019 Jan 2 [cited 2019 Jan 7];
October 2018 Ritter JM, Lau C, Craig SB, Goarant C, Nilles EJ, Ko AI, et al. A Large Leptospirosis Outbreak following Successive Severe Floods in Fiji, 2012. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018 Oct 3;99(4):849–51.
October 2018 Lau CL, Ramsey L, Mills L, Furuya-Kanamori L, Mills DJ. Drug-free holidays: Compliance, tolerability, and acceptability of a 3-day atovaquone/proguanil schedule for pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis in Australian travellers. Clinical Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2018 Oct 3 [cited 2018 Oct 4];
April 2018 Flies EJ, Lau CL, Carver S, Weinstein P. Another Emerging Mosquito-Borne Disease? Endemic Ross River Virus Transmission in the Absence of Marsupial Reservoirs. BioScience. 2018 Apr 1;68(4):288–93.
March 2018 Jelinek T, Cromer MA, Cramer JP, Mills D et al. Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated Vero cell_derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine (IXIARO ® , JESPECT ® ) in a pediatric population in JE non-endemic countries: An uncontrolled, open-label phase 3 study. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. March 2018. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2018.03.003
April 2017 Lau C, Aubry M, Musso D, Teissier A, Paulous S, Desprès P, et al. New evidence for endemic circulation of Ross River virus in the Pacific Islands and the potential for emergence. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 Apr;57:73–6.
April 2017 Huang X, Lambert S, Lau C, Soares Magalhaes RJ, Marquess J, Rajmokan M, et al. Assessing the social and environmental determinants of pertussis epidemics in Queensland, Australia: a Bayesian spatio-temporal analysis. Epidemiology and Infection. 2017 Apr;145(6):1221–30.
February 2016 Lau CL, Streeton CL, David MC, Sly PD, Mills DJ.The tolerability of a combined hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine in children aged 2–16 years: an observational study. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2016 Feb 1;23(2):tav023.
November 2015 David MC, Ha SH, Paynter S, Lau CA systematic review and meta-analysis of management options for adults who respond poorly to hepatitis B vaccination. Vaccine. 2015 Nov;33(48):6564–9.
March 2015 Derne B, Weinstein P, Musso D, Lau CDistribution of rickettsioses in Oceania: Past patterns and implications for the future. Acta Tropica. 2015 Mar;143:121–33.
November 2013 Lau CL, Weinstein P, Slaney D. Dengue surveillance by proxy: travellers as sentinels for outbreaks in the Pacific Islands. Epidemiology and Infection. 2013 Nov;141(11):2328–34.
November 2013 Lau CL, Hohl N. Immunogenicity of a modified intradermal pre-exposure rabies vaccination schedule using a purified chick embryo cell vaccine: An observational study. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2013 Nov;11(6):427–30.
May 2012 Lau C, Weinstein P, Slaney D. Imported cases of Ross River virus disease in New Zealand – A travel medicine perspective.Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2012 May;10(3):129–34.
January 2010 Lau C, Smythe L, Weinstein P. Leptospirosis: An emerging disease in travellers.Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2010 Jan;8(1):33–9.
March 2006 Lau C, Sisson J. The Effectiveness of Intradermal Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccination in an Australian Travel Medicine Clinic. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2006 Mar 8;9(6):285–8.
2017 Furuya-Kanamori L, Mills D, Sheridan S, Lau C. Medical and psychological problems faced by young Australian gap year travellers‡. J Travel Med. 2017;24(5). doi:10.1093/jtm/tax052.
2016 Mills, D.J.,Kohl, S.E., 2016. Twitter for travel medicine providers. Journal of Travel Medicine 23, taw002. doi:10.1093/jtm/taw002
2015 Martin-Blondel, G., Iriart, X., Baidouri, F. El, Simon, S., Mills, D., Demar, M., Pistone, T., Le Taillandier, T., Malvy, D., Gangneux, J.-P., Couppie, P., Munckhof, W., Marchou, B., Ravel, C., Berry, A., 2015. Outbreak of Leishmania braziliensisCutaneous Leishmaniasis, Saül, French Guiana. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21, 892–894. doi:10.3201/eid2105.1411811.
2013 Mills, D., 2013. Intradermal pre-exposure rabies vaccination. Promises and pitfalls. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 11, 335–336. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2013.10.007
2011 Mills, D.J., Lau, C.L., Fearnley, E.J., Weinstein, P., 2011. The Immunogenicity of a Modified Intradermal Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccination Schedule—A Case Series of 420 Travelers. Journal of Travel Medicine 18, 327–332.
2011 Mills, D.J., Lau, C.L., Weinstein, P., 2011. Animal bites and rabies exposure in Australian travellers. Med. J. Aust. 195, 673–675.
2007 Leggat, P.A., Mills, D., Speare, R., 2007. Level of Concern and Sources of Information of a Group of Brisbane Hostelers for Personal Safety and Terrorism When Traveling Abroad.Journal of Travel Medicine 14, 112–116.
1993 Mulhall, B.P., Hu, M., Thompson, M., Lin, F., Lupton, D., Mills, D., Maund, M., Cass, R., Millar, D., 1993. Planned sexual behaviour of young Australian visitors to Thailand. Med. J. Aust. 158, 530–535.

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