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A biological model of scabies infection dynamics and treatment informs mass drug administration strategies to increase the likelihood of elimination

Lydeamore, M.J.; Campbell, Patricia T.; Regan, David G; Tong, Steven Y C; Andrews, Ross; Steer, Andrew; Romani, Lucia; Kaldor, John M; McVernon, Jodie; McCaw, James

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Infections with Sarcoptes scabiei, or scabies, remain common in many disadvantaged populations. Mass drug administration (MDA) has been used in such settings to achieve a rapid reduction in infection and transmission, with the goal of eliminating the public health burden of scabies. While prevalence has been observed to fall substantially following such an intervention, in some instances resurgence of infection to baseline levels has occurred over several years. To explore the biology...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186103
Source: Mathematical Biosciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2018.08.007

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