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Skin pathogens



The Skin pathogens program within the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases division at the Menzies School of Health Research is concerned with undertaking research into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin pathogens, namely scabies and streptococci.

Scabies mites are a pervasive problem in many remote Indigenous communities and as such, the Skin pathogens program is focusing research attention on the emerging drug resistance in scabies, treatment improvements, and investigating the relationship between scabies and chronic diseases.


The Menzies School of Health Research website lists all the active projects taking place within the Skin pathogens program.


Menzies School of Health Research

Darwin Office
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital
Tiwi NT 0810
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: info@menzies.edu.au

Alice Springs Office
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 4066
Alice Springs NT 0871
C/- Centre for Remote Health
Cnr Simpson and Skinner Street
Ph: (08) 8951 4777
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: info@menzies.edu.au


Last updated: 25 November 2010
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