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Boyd R, McGuinness S, Draper A, Neilson M, Krause V (2016)

Melioidosis awareness campaign ... Don't get melioidosis.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 1-4

White ME, Hunt J, Connell C, Langdon K (2016)

Paediatric neurological melioidosis: a rehabilitation case report.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3702

Retrieved 21 February 2016 from


Currie B (2014)

Melioidosis: the 2014 revised RDH guideline.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 4-8

Hotez PJ (2014)

Aboriginal populations and their neglected tropical diseases.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(1): e2286

Retrieved 30 January 2014 from

Rac K, McLaughlin M (2014)

Melioidosis in the Torres Strait Islands: an 11 year audit 2001-2012.

Australian Medical Student Journal; 4(2): 62-65


Morse LP, Smith J, Mehta J, Ward L, Cheng AC, Currie BJ (2013)

Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis from infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei: a 20-year prospective melioidosis study from northern Australia.

Journal of Orthopaedics; 10(2): 86-91


Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)

CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].

5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.

The manual topics include:

  • emergency and assessment
    • patterns of abdominal pain
    • burns
    • chest (breathing) injuries
  • child health
    • dental and oral problems
    • ear and hearing problems
    • chronic suppuratives lung disease
  • mental health and drug problems
    • mental health assessment
    • suicide risk
    • alcohol and other drugs
  • chronic disease
    • assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
    • diabetes
    • heart failure
  • sexual health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • sexually transmitted infections in men
  • general topics
    • eye problems
    • rheumatic fever and heart disease
    • hepatitis.

This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.

The sixth edition of the CARPA manual was released in 2014.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

Centre for Disease Control (2010)

Notifications for diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January – 31 December 2009 & 2008.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 42

Hanna JN, Humphreys JL, Brookes DL, Messina T, Raulli A (2010)

Melioidosis in north Queensland, 2000–2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 444-447

Last updated: 5 August 2016
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