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Calculation of the age of the first infection for skin sores and scabies in five remote communities in northern Australia

Lydeamore, M.J.; Campbell, Patricia T.; Cuningham, W; Andrews, Ross; Kearns, Therese; Clucas, D.; Dhurrkay, R. Gundjirryirr; Carapetis, J; Tong, Steven; McCaw, James; McVernon, Jodie


Prevalence of skin sores and scabies in remote Australian Aboriginal communities remains unacceptably high, with Group A Streptococcus (GAS) the dominant pathogen. We aim to better understand the drivers of GAS transmission using mathematical models. To estimate the force of infection, we quantified the age of first skin sores and scabies infection by pooling historical data from three studies conducted across five remote Aboriginal communities for children born between 2001 and 2005. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818001061
Access Rights: Open Access


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