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Ng-Hublin JSY, Combs B, Reid S, Ryan U (2017)

Differences in the occurrence and epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Western Australia (2002-2012).

Infection, Genetics and Evolution; In Press, Accepted Manuscript( 1-36

Ross KE, Bradbury RS, Garrard TA, O’Donahoo FJ, Shield JM, Page W, Miller A, Robertson G, Judd JA, Speare R (2017)

The National Strongyloides Working Group in Australia 10 workshops on: commendations and recommendations.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 41(3): 221-223


Draper A (2016)

Enteric disease in the Northern Territory in 2015.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 17-25

Garrard TA, Ross KE, Taylor MJ (2016)

Biocontrol for environmental control of the human parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis: a necessary next step.

Biological Control; In press(

Hays R, Thompson F, Esterman A, McDermott R (2016)

Strongyloides stercoralis, eosinophilia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus: the predictive value of eosinophilia in the diagnosis of s stercoralis infection in an endemic community.

Open Forum Infectious Diseases; 3(1): ofw029

Retrieved 11 February 2016 from

Page W, Speare R (2016)

Chronic strongyloidiasis - don't look and you won't find.

Australian Family Physician; 45(1): 40-44


Hays R, Esterman A, Giacomin P, Loukas A, McDermott R (2015)

Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against type 2 diabetes in humans? Evidence from Australian Aboriginal adults.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 107(3): 355–361

Hays R, Esterman A, McDermott R (2015)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Is associated with strongyloides stercoralis treatment failure in Australian Aboriginals.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 9(8): 1-10

Hays R, McDermott R (2015)

Strongyloides stercoralis infection and antenatal care [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 203(1): 18-19

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2015)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2012: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Shield J, Aland K, Kearns T, Gongdjalk G, Holt D, Currie B, Prociv P (2015)

Intestinal parasites of children and adults in a remote Aboriginal community of the Northern Territory, Australia, 1994–1996.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 6(1): 44-51

Willcocks B, McAuliffe GN, Baird RW (2015)

Dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana): characteristics in the Northern Territory 2002–2013.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(


Crowe AL, Smith P, Ward L, Currie BJ, Baird R (2014)

Decreasing prevalence of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) in the Northern Territory from 2002 to 2012.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 286-289

Hotez PJ (2014)

Aboriginal populations and their neglected tropical diseases.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(1): e2286

Retrieved 30 January 2014 from

Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312

Kearns TM, Andrews R, Speare R, Cheng R, McCarthy J, Carapetis J, Currie B, Page W, Shield J (2014)

Prevalence of scabies and strongyloidiasis before and after MDA in a remote Aboriginal community in Northern Territory, Australia.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases; 21(Supplement 1): 252

Kirkwood CD, Roczo-Farkas S, Bishop RF, Barnes GL (2014)

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program annual report, 2012.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(1): 1-7

Marquardt T (2014)

Managing skin infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1/2): 16-19

This article provides an overview of some of the issues to consider when managing a patient with a skin infection, which may impact on completion of treatment and development of complications in the long term.

The article recommends management consisting of treatment of the patient through medication and also general measures for the patient, their family and the community as a whole.

Content covered includes:

  • common causes of skin infections
  • bacterial infections
  • viral infections
  • fungal infections
  • parasitic infections
  • management of infections
  • recurrence/persistence
  • non-compliance
  • treatment failure/incorrect diagnosis
  • re-infection
  • isolation/risk of spread
  • general interventions
    • patient specific
    • community based.

The article also provides a case study of a child with scabies and a secondary bacterial component.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Miller A, Smith ML, Judd JA, Speare R (2014)

Strongyloides stercoralis: systematic review of barriers to controlling strongyloidiasis for Australian Indigenous communities.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(9): e3141

Retrieved 25 September 2014 from

Mounsey K, Kearns T, Rampton M, Llewellyn S, King M, Holt D, Currie BJ, Andrews R, Nutman T, McCarthy J (2014)

Use of dried blood spots to define antibody response to the Strongyloides stercoralis recombinant antigen NIE.

Acta Tropica; 138: 78–82


Cowley D, Donato CM, Roczo-Farkas S, Kirkwood CD (2013)

Novel G10P[14] rotavirus strain, Northern Territory, Australia.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 19(8): 1324-1327

Hull BP, Menzies R, Macartney K, McIntyre PB (2013)

Impact of the introduction of rotavirus vaccine on the timeliness of other scheduled vaccines: the Australian experience.

Vaccine; 31(15): 1964–1969

Kearns T (2013)

Scabies and strongyloidiasis prevalence before and after a mass drug administration in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Pizzutto SJ, Grimwood K, Bauert P, Schutz KL, Yerkovich ST, Upham JW, Chang AB (2013)

Bronchoscopy contributes to the clinical management of Indigenous children newly diagnosed with Bronchiectasis.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 48(1): 67–73

Ross KE, O'Donahoo FJ, Garrard TA, Taylor MJ (2013)

Simple solutions to Strongyloides stercoralis infection.

BMJ; 2013: f6294

Retrieved from


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Macartney K (2012)

Changes in hospitalisations for acute gastroenteritis in Australia after the national rotavirus vaccination program.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(8): 453 - 457

OzFoodNet Working Group (2012)

Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2010.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(3): 213 - 241

Snelling TL, Markey P, Carapetis JR, Andrews RM (2012)

Rotavirus in the Northern Territory before and after vaccination.

Microbiology Australia; 33(2): 61-63

Last updated: 8 March 2018
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