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Community management of endemic scabies in remote aboriginal communities of Northern Australia: low treatment uptake and high ongoing acquisition

La Vincente, Sophie; Kearns, Therese; Connors, Christine; Cameron, Scott; Carapetis, Jonathan; Andrews, Ross


BACKGROUND Scabies and skin infections are endemic in many Australian Aboriginal communities. There is limited evidence for effective models of scabies treatment in high prevalence settings. We aimed to assess the level of treatment uptake amongst clinically diagnosed scabies cases and amongst their household contacts. In addition, we aimed to determine the likelihood of scabies acquisition within these households over the 4 weeks following treatment provision. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-05-26
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000444


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