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Childhood infections in the tropical north of Australia

Currie, Bart J. and Brewster, D. R. (2001). Childhood infections in the tropical north of Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health,37(4):326-330.

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Title Childhood infections in the tropical north of Australia
Author Currie, Bart J.
Brewster, D. R.
Journal Name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1440-1754   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 326
End Page 330
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Carlton, UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In the tropical north of Australia there are high rates of infections in Aboriginal children living in remote communities. In addition to the burden of respiratory infections, diarrhoeal disease and skin sepsis, there are high rates of acute rheumatic fever, outbreaks of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and gonococcal conjunctivitis, endemic trachoma and various intestinal parasites. A number of infections generally restricted to the tropics are also present and can cause disease in both indigenous and non-indigenous children. These include melioidosis, Murray Valley encephalitis and dengue on the east coast. With global warming, these infections may become more common and more widespread within Australia and the potential for establishment of introduced infections such as Japanese encephalitis and malaria may increase.
Keywords Australia
tropical north
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Additional Notes 1629 (Journal) DA - 20010904IS - 1034-4810 (Print)LA - engPT - Journal ArticlePT - ReviewSB - IM
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