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- Section Leader Reference, Unusual Pathogens and Resistance
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, Host Pathogens Interactions , Public Health
- Public Health
- Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
Kerrie Stevens is the Reference, Unusual Pathogens and Resistance (RUPR) Section Leader at the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute. RUPR activities are multi-faceted and mostly (but not wholly) concerned with bacteria causing disease notifiable under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act and Regulations of Victoria. They include:
- Characterisation of vaccine-preventable disease bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae
- Identification of a wide range of uncommonly encountered bacteria causing human disease such as Bacillus anthracisClostridium botulinum .
- Antimicrobial resistance surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Antimicrobial resistance characterisation eg Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaciae, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci.