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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Lance Jennings

PositionClinical Associate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology and Biomedical Science(UOC)
QualificationsMSc PhD (Otago)
Research summaryVirology

Research

  • Investigation of human respiratory disease Development of molecular tests for infectious disease diagnosis
  • Clinical and human volunteer trialing of antivirals against Hepatitis C and respiratory viral infections
  • Immunisation, treatment and other strategies to control influenza.

Publications

Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Jennings, L. C. (2019). Microbiological diagnosis of respiratory illness: Recent advances. In R. Wilmott, A. Bush, R. Deterding, F. Ratjen, P. Sly, H. Zar & H. Li (Eds.), Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (9 ed.) (pp. 396-405.e3). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00022-5

Olijve, L., Jennings, L., & Walls, T. (2018). Human parechovirus: An increasingly recognized cause of sepsis-like illness in young infants. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 31(1), e00047-17. doi: 10.1128/cmr.00047-17

Walls, T., McSweeney, A., Anderson, T., & Jennings, L. C. (2017). Multiplex-PCR for the detection of viruses in the CSF of infants and young children. Journal of Medical Virology, 89, 559-561. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24461

Walls, T., Stark, E., Pattemore, P., & Jennings, L. (2017). Missed opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in pre-school children admitted to hospital with lower respiratory tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(6), 569-571. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13506

Han, L., Ha, A., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2017). Survey of patients admitted to hospital with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus infection in 2012 and 2014: Lessons for the future. International Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 3(1). doi: 10.16966/2470-9948.114

Authored Book - Research

Ministry of Health, including Chambers, S., Jennings, L., & Tatley, M. (2006). Immunisation Handbook 2006. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 455p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Jennings, L. C. (2019). Microbiological diagnosis of respiratory illness: Recent advances. In R. Wilmott, A. Bush, R. Deterding, F. Ratjen, P. Sly, H. Zar & H. Li (Eds.), Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (9 ed.) (pp. 396-405.e3). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00022-5

Pattemore, P. K., & Jennings, L. C. (2008). Epidemiology of respiratory infections. In L. M. Taussig & L. I. Landau (Eds.), Pediatric respiratory medicine. (2nd ed.) (pp. 435-452). Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier Science.

Jennings, L. C. (2006). Pandemic influenza vaccines. In J. P. Wong (Ed.), Recent developments on the avian influenza (H5N1) crisis. (pp. 1-11). Kerala, India: Transworld Research Network.

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Journal - Research Article

Olijve, L., Jennings, L., & Walls, T. (2018). Human parechovirus: An increasingly recognized cause of sepsis-like illness in young infants. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 31(1), e00047-17. doi: 10.1128/cmr.00047-17

Walls, T., McSweeney, A., Anderson, T., & Jennings, L. C. (2017). Multiplex-PCR for the detection of viruses in the CSF of infants and young children. Journal of Medical Virology, 89, 559-561. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24461

Han, L., Ha, A., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2017). Survey of patients admitted to hospital with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus infection in 2012 and 2014: Lessons for the future. International Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 3(1). doi: 10.16966/2470-9948.114

Walls, T., Stark, E., Pattemore, P., & Jennings, L. (2017). Missed opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in pre-school children admitted to hospital with lower respiratory tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(6), 569-571. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13506

Barratt, K., Anderson, T. P., Fahey, J. A., Jennings, L. C., Werno, A. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2017). Comparison of the fast track diagnostics respiratory 21 and Seegene Allplex multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of respiratory viruses. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 74(2), 85-89. doi: 10.1080/09674845.2017.1278885

Jefferies, S., Braithwaite, I., Walker, S., Weatherall, M., Jennings, L., Luck, M., … Siebers, R., Blackmore, T., Beasley, R., Perrin, K., on behalf of the Pi Study Group. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of the effect of regular paracetamol on influenza infection. Respirology, 21(2), 370-377. doi: 10.1111/resp.12685

Jennings, L. C., Priest, P. C., Psutka, R. A., Duncan, A. R., Anderson, T., Mahagamasekera, P., Strathdee, A., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Respiratory viruses in airline travellers with influenza symptoms: Results of an airport screening study. Journal of Clinical Virology, 67, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2015.03.011

Nowlan, M., Turner, N., Kiedrzynski, T., & Jennings, L. (2015). Synopsis of New Zealand's inaugural influenza symposium: Influenza is a severe vaccine-preventable disease. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1410). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Slow, S., Florkowski, C. M., Chambers, S. T., Priest, P. C., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Effect of monthly vitamin D3 supplementation in healthy adults on adverse effects of earthquakes: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 349, g7260. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7260

Scragg, R., Slow, S., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., Chambers, S. T., Priest, P. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Long-term high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation and blood pressure in healthy adults: A randomized controlled trial. Hypertension, 64, 725-730. doi: 10.1161/hypertensionaha.114.03466

Buchanan, J., Buckley, C., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2014). Lack of effect of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine against influenza A (H3N2) infections in hospitalised patients in winter 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Slow, S., Priest, P. C., Chambers, S. T., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy adults. Clinical Microbiology & Infection, 20(5), 453-458. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12350

McAuliffe, G. N., Anderson, T. P., Stevens, M., Adams, J., Coleman, R., Mahagamasekera, P., … Jennings, L. C., & Murdoch, D. R. (2013). Systematic application of multiplex PCR enhances the detection of bacteria, parasites, and viruses in stool samples. Journal of Infection, 67(2), 122-129. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.04.009

Hudson, B., Toop, L., Mangin, D., Brunton, C., Jennings, L., & Fletcher, L. (2013). Pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Risk of infection in primary healthcare workers. British Journal of General Practice, 63(611), e416-e422. doi: 10.3399/bjgp13X668212

Mitchell, P., Turner, N., Jennings, L., & Dong, H. (2013). Previous vaccination modifies both the clinical disease and immunological features in children with measles. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(2), 93-98.

Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Duncan, A. R., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2013). Effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 103(8), 1412-1418. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2012.300761

Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Jennings, L. C., Laing, R., Murdoch, D. R., Chambers, S. T., … Hancox, R. J. (2013). Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062612

Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Barratt, K., Mahagamasekera, P., Murdoch, D. R., & Jennings, L. C. (2013). Comparison of four multiplex PCR assays for the detection of viral pathogens in respiratory specimens. Journal of Virological Methods, 191(2), 118-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.04.005

Murdoch, D. R., Slow, S., Chambers, S. T., Jennings, L. C., Stewart, A. W., Priest, P. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Scragg, R. (2012). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults: The vidaris randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 308(13), 1333-1339. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.12505

Members of the Western Pacific Region Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, including Jennings, L. (2012). Epidemiological and virological characteristics of influenza in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization: 2006-2010. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37568. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037568

Gauld, N. J., Jennings, L. C., Frampton, C., & Huang, Q. S. (2012). Five years of non-prescription oseltamivir: Effects on resistance, immunization and stockpiling. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 67(12), 2949-2956. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks337

Van Kerkhove, M. D., Mounts, A. W., Mall, S., Vandemaele, K. A. H., Chamberland, M., Dos Santos, T., … Hunt, D., … Jennings, L. C., … for the WHO Southern Hemisphere Influenza Comparison Study Working Group. (2012). Epidemiologic and virologic assessment of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on selected temperate countries in the Southern Hemisphere: Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 5, e487-e498. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00249.x

Ruuskanen, O., Lahti, E., Jennings, L. C., & Murdoch, D. R. (2011). Viral pneumonia. Lancet, 377, 1264-1275. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61459-6

Priest, P. C., Duncan, A. R., Jennings, L. C., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Thermal image scanning for influenza border screening: Results of an airport screening study. PLoS ONE, 6(1), e14490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014490

Fukuda, K., Hider, P. N., Epton, M. J., Jennings, L. C., & Kingham, S. (2011). Including viral infection data supports an association between particulate pollution and respiratory admissions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(2), 163-169. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00620.x

Murdoch, D. R., Jennings, L. C., Bhat, N., & Anderson, T. P. (2010). Emerging advances in rapid diagnostics of respiratory infections. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 24(3), 791-807. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.04.006

Williams, D., Begg, A., Burgess, K., Hider, M., Jennings, L., ..., Pithie, A., … Werno, A. (2010). Influenza H1N1 2009 in Canterbury: A case study in pandemic response co-ordination. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(4), 323-329.

Smart, O. C., Sykes, P., McNab, H., & Jennings, L. (2010). Testing for high risk human papilloma virus in the initial follow-up of women treated for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 50(2), 164-167. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01132.x

Huang, Q. S., Bandaranayake, D., Lopez, L. D., Pirie, R., Peacey, M., Hall, R., … Jennings, L., … Baker, M. (2009). Surveillance for the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus and seasonal influenza viruses: New Zealand, 2009. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 58(33), 918-921.

Murdoch, D. R., & Jennings, L. C. (2009). Association of respiratory virus activity and environmental factors with the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease. Journal of Infection, 58(1), 37-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2008.10.011

Duncan, A. R., Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2009). Screening for influenza infection in international airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 99(Suppl. 2), S360-S362. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.158071

Jennings, L. C., Skopnik, H., Burckhardt, I., Hribar, I., Del Piero, L., & Deichmann, K. A. (2009). Effect of rapid influenza testing on the clinical management of paediatric influenza. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 3(3), 91-98. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2009.00079.x

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Laing, R. T. R., Werno, A. M., … Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2008). Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Thorax, 63(1), 42-48. doi: 10.1136/thx.2006.075077

Jennings, L. C., Monto, A. S., Chan, P. K. S., Szucs, T. D., & Nicholson, K. G. (2008). Stockpiling prepandemic influenza vaccines: A new cornerstone of pandemic preparedness plans. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 8(10), 650-658. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(08)70232-9

Smit, M., Beynon, K. A., Murdoch, D. R., & Jennings, L. C. (2007). Comparison of the NOW Influenza A & B, NOW Flu A, NOW Flu B, and Directigen Flu A+B assays, and immunofluorescence with viral culture for the detection of influenza A and B viruses. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease, 57, 67-70.

Roberts, M. G., Baker, M., Jennings, L. C., Sertsou, G., & Wilson, N. (2007). A model for the spread and control of pandemic influenza in an isolated geographical region. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 4, 325-330. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2006.0176

Evans, G. E., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R. (2006). Comparison of real-time PCR with culture and EIA for the diagnosis of mucocutaneous infections with herpes simplex virus. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 60(3), 92-96.

Chambers, S., Laing, R., Murdoch, D., Frampton, C., Jennings, L., Karalus, N., … Town, I. (2006). Māori have a much higher incidence of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal pneumonia than non-Māori: Findings from two New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1234). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1234/1978/content.pdf

Brunton, C., Weir, R., Jennings, L., for the National Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisation Attitudes Study (NIPIAS) Group. (2005). Knowledge and attitudes about influenza vaccination amongst general practitioners, practice nurses, and people aged 65 and over. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1214). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1214/1434/content.pdf

Sykes, P., Jennings, L., Harker, D., & Beynon, K. (2005). Human papilloma virus is detectable by the Hybrid Capture 2 test in cervical smear samples from women over 40 years of age with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 45, 457-459.

Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., Jennings, L. C., Jackson, P. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2004). Human metapneumovirus in children with bronchiolitis or pneumonia in New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 40, 549-551.

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Beynon, K. A., & Murdoch, D. R. (2004). Viral etiology of acute respiratory tract infections in children presenting to hospital. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 23(11), 1003-1007.

Laing, R., Coles, C., Chambers, S. T., Frampton, C., Jennings, L., Karalus, N., … Town, G. I. (2004). Community-acquired pneumonia: Influence of management practices on length of hospital stay. Internal Medicine Journal, 34, 91-97.

Murdoch, D. R., Anderson, T. P., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Fleming, A. M., La, R. T., Town, G. I., … Chambers, S., & Jennings, L. C. (2003). Evaluation of a PCR assay for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in respiratory and nonrespiratory samples from adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(1), 63-66.

Chapman, B. A., Stace, N. H., Edgar, C. L., Bartlett, S. E., Frampton, C. M. A., Scahill, S. L., & Jennings, L. C. (2001). Interferon-alpha2a/ribavirin versus interferon-alpha2a alone for the retreatment of hepatitis C patients who relapse after a standard course of interferon. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114(1128), 103-104.

Laing, R., Slater, W., Coles, C., Chambers, S., Frampton, C. M., Jackson, R., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R., & Town, G. I. (2001). Community-acquired pneumonia in Christchurch and Waikato 1999-2000: Microbiology and epidemiology. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 488-492.

Jennings, L. C., Huang, Q. S., Baker, M. G., Bonné, M., Galloway, Y., & Baker, S. (2001). Influenza surveillance and immunisation in New Zealand, 1990-1999. New Zealand Public Health Report, 8(1), 9-12.

Weir, R., Jennings, L. C., & Brunton, C. R. (2000). Influenza vaccination coverage in Canterbury rest homes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 503-505.

Murdoch, D. R., Light, G. J., Jennings, L. C., & Chambers, S. (1999). Sequence-based classification scheme for the genus legionella targeting the 5S rRNA gene. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 37(1), 281.

Murdoch, D. R., Jennings, L. C., Light, G. J., & Chambers, S. (1999). Detection of Legionella DNA in guinea pig peripheral leukocytes, urine and plasma by the polymerase chain reaction. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 18(6), 445-447.

Mansoor, O., Reid, S., Baker, M. G., Blakely, T. A., Cullen, R., Eberhart-Phillips, J. E., … Grimwood, K., … Holdaway, D., … Jennings, L. C., … Turner, N. (1999). The future of the immunisation schedule: Recommendations of a workshop. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112, 52-55.

Everts, R., Hanger, H. C., Jennings, L. C., Hawkins, A., & Sainsbury, R. (1996). Outbreaks of influenza A among elderly hospital inpatients. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 272-274.

Murdoch, D. R., Walford, E. J., Jennings, L. C., Light, G. J., Schousboe, M., Chereshsky, A. Y., Chambers, S., & Town, G. I. (1996). Use of polymerase chain reaction to detect legionella DNA in urine and serum samples from patients with pneumonia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 23, 475-480.

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Journal - Research Other

Jennings, L. C., & Mackenzie, J. S. (2016). Zika virus threat. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1432), 10-15. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jennings, L. C. (2014). Influenza: Optimizing control strategies for New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jennings, L. C., & Werno, A. (2014). Ebola, should we be concerned? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1405). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jennings, L. C., Smith, D. W., & Chan, P. K. S. (2013). Report of the first Asia-Pacific influenza summit, Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI), Bangkok, 12–13 June 2012. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 991-995. doi: 10.1111/irv.12133

Jennings, L. C. (2013). Influenza vaccines: An Asia–Pacific perspective. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(Suppl. 3), 44-51. doi: 10.1111/irv.12180

Jennings, L. C. (2011). We should give the influenza vaccine to elderly patients in rest homes who are suffering from severe dementia: The 'yes' case. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(1), 58-59. [Commentary].

Jennings, L. C., Nicholson, K. G., & Monto, A. S. (2009). Prepandemic influenza vaccines: Authors' reply [Letter]. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 9(4), 207-209. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70084-2

Jennings, L. C. (2009). Influenza A(H1N1)09: New Zealand's response to the pandemic threat [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1298). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1298/3700/content.pdf

Jennings, L. C., & Peiris, M. (2006). Avian influenza H5N1: Is it a cause for concern? [Editorial]. Internal Medicine Journal, 36, 145-147.

Jennings, L. (2006). Influenza vaccination among New Zealand healthcare workers: Low rates are concerning [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1233). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1233/1961/content.pdf

Greenslade, E., Beasley, C. R., Jennings, L. C., Woodward, A., & Weinstein, P. (2003). Has Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) been introduced into New Zealand? [Letter to the Editor]. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(1), 138-140.

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