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2014

Dog scabies can make us sick (2014)

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

This poster, produced by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), aims to show the negative effect that dog scabies can have on people.

The poster discusses:

  • where scabies live
  • the transmission of scabies between dogs and other dogs, and dogs and people
  • the importance of washing bedding and leaving it in the sun to kill the scabies eggs
  • the health effects of scabies
  • medicine to kill dog scabies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailey T, Mileva M, Zardawi I (2014)

Necrotising fasciitis in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Pathology; 46(Supplement 1): S107-S108

Chakravarty SD, Zabriskie JB, Gibofsky A (2014)

Acute rheumatic fever and streptococci: the quintessential pathogenic trigger of autoimmunity.

Clinical Rheumatology; 33(7): 893-901

Chung SD, Wang KH, Huang CC, Lin HC (2014)

Scabies increased the risk of chronic kidney disease: a 5-year follow-up study.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; 28(3): 286-292

Currie B, Bowen A, Tong S, Andrews M, O’Meara I, McDonald M, Chatfield M, Carapetis J (2014)

Short-course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly endemic region: an open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.

The Lancet; Early Online(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60841-2):

Dios D (2014)

Infective endocarditis prophylaxis.

Oral Diseases; 20(4): 325–328

Einsiedel LJ, Pepperill C, Wilson K (2014)

Crusted scabies: a clinical marker of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection in central Australia [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 633-634

Engelman D, Hofer A, Davis JS, Carapetis JR, Baird RW, Giffard PM, Holt DC, Tong StYC (2014)

Invasive staphylococcus aureus Infections in children in tropical Northern Australia.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piu013):

Hotez PJ (2014)

Aboriginal populations and their neglected tropical diseases.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(1): e2286

Retrieved 30 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002286

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

LangstaffR, Kopczynski A, Alvoen F, Marika W, Ganambarr R, Maymuru B, Wald L, Jenkins J, GalliersJ, Saroukos C, Thompson S, Foster T, Bray M, Gunasekara D, Vick S, Prince S (2014)

One Disease: tackling scabies and crusted scabies across the Top End.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 18-19

Liu X, Walton S, Mounsey K (2014)

Vaccine against scabies: necessity and possibility.

Parasitology; 141(6): 725-732

Lokuge B, Kopczynski A, Woltmann A, Alvoen F, Connors C, Guyula T, Mulholland E, Cran S, Foster T, Lokuge K, Burke T, Prince S (2014)

Crusted scabies in remote Australia, a new way forward: lessons and outcomes from the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 644-648

Marquardt T (2014)

Managing skin infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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

Moreland NJ (2014)

Working towards a group A streptococcal vaccine: report of a collaborative Trans-Tasman workshop.

Vaccine; 32(30): 3713–3720

Reynolds SL, Pike RN, Mika A, Blom AM, Hofmann A, Wijeyewickrema LC, Kemp D, Fischer K (2014)

Scabies mite inactive serine proteases are potent inhibitors of the human complement lectin pathway.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(5): 1-8

Sharma A, Nitsche-Schmitz DP (2014)

Challenges to developing effective streptococcal vaccines to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Vaccine: Development and Therapy; 2014(4): 39-54

Simpson BS, Luo X, Costabile M, Caughey GE, Wang J, Claudie DJ, McKinnon RA, Semple SJ (2014)

Polyandric acid A, a clerodane diterpenoid from the Australian medicinal plant dodonaea polyandra, attenuates pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion in vitro and in vivo.

Journal of Natural Products; 77(1): 85–91

Swe PM, Fischer K (2014)

A scabies mite serpin interferes with complement-mediated neutrophil functions and promotes staphylococcal growth.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(6): e2928

Retrieved 19 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002928

Williamson DA, Coombs GW, Nimmo GR (2014)

Staphylococcus aureus “down under’: contemporary epidemiology of staphylococcus aureus in Australia, New Zealand and the south west Pacific.

Clinical Microbiology and Infection; accepted article(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1469-0691.12702):

2013

Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Spurling GKP, Bond CJR, Brown ADH (2013)

Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's exposure to stressful events: a cross-sectional study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 42-45

Davis JS, McGloughlin S, Tong SY, Walton SF, Currie BJ (2013)

A novel clinical grading scale to guide the management of crusted scabies.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(9): e2387

Retrieved 12 September 2013 from http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0002387

Holt DC, Burgess STG, Reynolds S, Wajahat M, Fischer K (2013)

Intestinal proteases of free living and parasitic astigmatid mites.

Cell and Tissue Research; 351(2): 339-352

Holt DC, Fischer K (2013)

Novel approaches to an old disease: recent developments in scabies mite biology.

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases; 26(2): 110-115

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

Mounsey KE, McCarthy JS, Walton SF (2013)

Scratching the itch: new tools to advance understanding of scabies.

Trends in parasitology; 29(1): 35–42

Towers RJ, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Davies MR, Walker MJ (2013)

Extensive diversity of streptococcus pyogenes in a remote human population reflects global-scale transmission rather than localised diversification.

PLoS One; 8(9): e73851

Retrieved 16 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073851

Whitehall J, Kuzulugil D, Sheldrick K, Wood A (2013)

Burden of paediatric pyoderma and scabies in North West Queensland.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 49(2): 141–143

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

NT notifications of diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January –31 December 2011 & 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Coombs GW, Goering RV, Chua KYL, Monecke S, Howden BP, Stinear TP, Ehricht R, O'Brien FG, Christiansen KJ (2012)

The molecular epidemiology of the highly virulent ST93 Australian community staphylococcus aureus strain.

PLOS One; 7(8): e43037

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043037

Fischer K, Holt D, Currie B, Kemp D (2012)

Scabies: important clinical consequences explained by new molecular studies.

Advances in Parasitology; 79: 339-373

Hare KM, Cheng AC, Smith-Vaughan H, Chang AC, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2012)

Concordance between nasopharyngeal cultures and pathogens in ear discharge and lower airway specimens from Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Hewagama S, Einsiedel L, Spelman T (2012)

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia, 2003-2006.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(5): 505–512

Hoy WE, White AV, Dowling A, Sharma SK, Bloomfield H, Tipiloura BT, Swanson CE, Mathews JD, McCredie DA (2012)

Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is a strong risk factor for chronic kidney disease in later life.

Kidney International; 81(2): 1026-1032

Jones R (2012)

Fighting disease with fruit.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Kyd J (2012)

Microbial infection and otitis media.

Paper presented at the OMOZ 2012. 2-4 May 2012, Fremantle, WA

Lokuge B (2012)

The East Arnhem Scabies Control Program: a community empowerment strategy to eliminate crusted scabies and scabies as public health issues in Australia: 12 month report from March 2011 (launch) to April 2012.

Darwin: One Disease At A Time

Mika A, Reynolds SL, Mohlin FC, Willis C, Swe PM, Pickering DA, Halilovic V, Wijeyewickrema LC, Pike RN, Blom AM, Kemp DJ, Fischer K (2012)

Novel scabies mite serpins inhibit all three pathways of the human complement system.

PLoS One; 7(7): e40489

Retrieved 11 July 2012 from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0040489

Mika A, Reynolds SL, Pickering D, McMillan D, Sriprakash KS (2012)

Complement inhibitors from scabies mites promote streptococcal growth - a novel mechanism in infected epidermis?.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 6(7): e1563

Mounsey KE, Willis C, Burgess ST, Holt DC, McCarthy J, Fischer K (2012)

Quantitative PCR-based genome size estimation of the astigmatid mites Sarcoptes scabiei, Psoroptes ovis and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus.

Parasites & Vectors; 5: 3

Retrieved 4 January 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-3

O’Halloran L (2012)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis community screen in a Central Australian community in 2012.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 22-26

Schrieber L (2012)

Streptococci in an Aboriginal Australian community: is there a link between dogs and humans?.

Master of Science thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Scott L (2012)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis community screen of large Top End community 21-29 February.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 8-12

Swanson CE, Hoy WE (2012)

Childhood post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and later health status in a remote Aboriginal community.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 17

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2011

Dean T (2011)

Catching the sequencing bug.

Australian Life Scientist; 8(6): 48-50

Gilmore SJ (2011)

Control strategies for endemic childhood scabies.

PLoS ONE; 6(1): e15990

Retrieved 25 January 2011 from http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObjectAttachment.action;jsessionid=EC322D086620F361C24C7F8EA8A8C38E.ambra02?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015990&representation=PDF

Hudson S (2011)

One disease at a time: eradicating scabies in east Arnhem Land.

Policy; 27(2): 23-25

McMeniman E, Holden L, Kearns T, Clucas DB, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Connors C, Andrews RM (2011)

Skin disease in the first two years of life in Aboriginal children in East Arnhem Land.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 52(4): 270–273

Mika A, Goh P, Holt DC, Kemp DJ, Fischer K (2011)

Scabies mite peritrophins are potential targets of human host innate immunity.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 5(9): e1331

Retrieved 27 September 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001331

Assume acute rheumatic fever until proven otherwise - think ARF A4 poster (2011)

Queensland Health

This poster aims to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about the symptoms associated with acute rheumatic fever. It carries the message 'assume acute rheumatic fever until proven otherwise'. The poster lists the typical symptoms and the actions required for management of the heart disease.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2010

Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E, Brewster D, Guthridge S (2010)

Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 10: 147

Retrieved 20 March 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-147.pdf

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

Harris P, Siew D, Proud M, Buettner P, Norton R (2010)

Bacteraemia caused by beta–haemolytic streptococci in North Queensland: changing trends over a 14 year period.

Clinical Microbiology and Infection; 17(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03427.x): 1216–1222

Holt DC, McCarthy JS, Carapetis JR (2010)

Parasitic diseases of remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

International Journal for Parasitology; 40(10): 1119–1126

Mounsey K, Ho MF, Kelly A, Willis C, Pasay C, Kemp DJ, McCarthy JS, Fischer K (2010)

A tractable experimental model for study of human and animal scabies.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 4(7): e756 (1-6)

Nimmo GR, Schooneveldt JM, Sutherland JL, Power S, Olesen D, Selvey C, Beard F, Jones M, Paterson DL (2010)

Epidemiology of non-multiresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Queensland, Australia: associations with Indigenous populations and Panton–Valentine leukocidin.

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; 29(10): 1253-1259

Whitehead BD, Smith HV, Nourse C (2010)

Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children in Queensland.

Epidemiology and Infection; 139(4): 623-628

2009

Andrews R, Kearns T (2009)

East Arnhem regional healthy skin project: final report 2008.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

This report details the outcomes of the East Arnhem Regional Healthy Skin Project which was implemented into East Arnhem Land in September 2004 to develop community based control of skin infections in the region. The project involved screening children aged 15 years and younger for scabies, skin sores, and tinea, and also included treatment and follow up services. The results of the project are for a three year period from 2004 to 2007 and are discussed in terms of the prevalence of skin sores, scabies, and tinea over the study period.

Essentially the report highlights the success of the project in reducing skin sore prevalence and infected scabies. The project also led to the establishment of an outreach service model whereby all infants and children attending Baby Health Clinics are screened for skin infections and appropriately treated. Follow up home visits are also provided to those families with children with identified skin infections. The report concludes by remarking that plans exist to continue the project for a further 12 months to determine whether further gains can be made in reducing the prevalence of scabies, skin sores, and tinea.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Andrews RM, McCarthy J, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ (2009)

Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1421-1440

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2009)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2009.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Batzloff MR, McMillan D, Pandey M (2009)

Progress towards a vaccine for Streptococcus pyogenes.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 187-189

Beckham SA, Boyd SE, Reynolds S, Willis C, Johnstone M, Mika A, Simerska P, Wijeyewickrema LC, Smith AI, Kemp DJ, Pike RN, Fischer K (2009)

Characterisation of a serine protease homologous to house dust mite group 3 allergens from the scabies mite Sarcoptes scabiei.

Journal of Biological Chemistry; 284(49): 34413-34422

Bergström FC, Reynolds S, Johnstone M, Pike RN, Buckle AM, Kemp DJ, Fischer K, Blom AM (2009)

Scabies mite inactivated serine protease paralogs inhibit the human complement system.

Journal of Immunology; 182(12): 7809-7817

Carapetis JR (2009)

Epidemiology of group A streptococcus in Australia.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 171-176

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2009)

CRC for Aboriginal Health annual report 0809.

Casuarina, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Fischer K, Kemp DJ (2009)

Scabies and bacterial skin infections at a molecular level.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 177-180

Fischer K, Langendorf CG, Irving JA, Reynolds S, Willis C, Beckham S, Law RH, Yang S, Bashtannyk-Puhalovich TA, McGowan S, Whisstock JC, Pike RN, Kemp DJ, Buckle AM (2009)

Structural mechanisms of inactivation in scabies mite serine protease paralogues.

Journal of Molecular Biology; 390(4): 635-645

La Vincente S, Kearns T, Connors C, Cameron S, Carapetis J, Andrews R (2009)

Community management of endemic scabies in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia: low treatment uptake and high ongoing acquisition.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(5): e444

Retrieved from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2680947

Menzies School of Health Research (2009)

Menzies School of Health Research annual report 2008: discovery for a healthy tomorrow.

Casuarina, N.T.: Menzies School of Health Research

Ng JS, Holt DC, Lilliebridge RA, Stephens AJ, Huygens FTong SY, Currie BJ, Giffard PM (2009)

A phylogenetically distinct Staphylococcus aureus lineage prevalent among Indigenous communities in Northern Australia.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 47(7): 2295-2300

O’Brien FG, Coombs GW, Pearman JW, Gracey M, Moss F, Christiansen KJ, Grubb WB (2009)

Population dynamics of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus in remote communities.

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; 64(4): 684-693

Saul N, Koh K, Ellis D (2009)

Fungal infection in Australian Aborigines.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 192-194

Tong SY, Bishop EJ, Lilliebridge RA, Cheng AC, Spasova-Penkova Z, Holt DC, Giffard PM, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS (2009)

Community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible s. aureus in Indigenous Northern Australia: epidemiology and outcomes.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; 199(10): 1461–1470

Tong SYC, Giffard PM, Holt DC (2009)

CA-MRSA: emerging remotely.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 185-186

Turnidge JD (2009)

High burden of staphylococcal disease in Indigenous communities: editorial commentary.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; 199(10): 1416-8

2008

Clucas DB, Carville KS, Connors C, Currie B, Carapetis J, Andrews R (2008)

Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 86(4): 275-281

Currie B, Couzos S (2008)

Skin infections.

In: Couzos S, Murray R, eds. Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach. 3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press: 410-444

Lithgow AE, Tong SYC (2008)

The emerging problem of community-associated MRSA; necrotising pneumonia in a 19 month old Aboriginal boy.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(2): 22-24

Tong SY, McDonal MI, Holt DC, Currie BJ (2008)

Global implications of the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in Indigenous populations.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 46(12): 1871-8

Valery PC, Wenitong M, Clements V, Sheel M, McMillan D, Stirling J, Sriprakash KS, Batzloff M, vohra R, McCarthy JS (2008)

Skin infections among Indigenous Australians in an urban setting in far north Queensland.

Epidemiology and Infection; 136(8): 1103-1108

Walton SF, DBeroukas D, Roberts-Thomson P, Currie BJ (2008)

New insights into disease pathogenesis in crusted (Norwegian) scabies: the skin immune response in crusted scabies.

British Journal of Dermatology; 158(6): 1247-1255

 
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