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
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
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