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Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program

Wong, Li-Chuen, Amega, Beth, Barker, Ruth, Connors, Christine M., Dulla, Mary E., Ninnal, Anela, Cumaiyi, Margaret M., Kolumboort, Loyola and Currie, Bart J. (2002). Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program. Australasian journal of dermatology,43(4):274-277.

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Title Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program
Author Wong, Li-Chuen
Amega, Beth
Barker, Ruth
Connors, Christine M.
Dulla, Mary E.
Ninnal, Anela
Cumaiyi, Margaret M.
Kolumboort, Loyola
Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name Australasian journal of dermatology
Publication Date 2002
Volume Number 43
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1440-0960   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 274
End Page 277
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Victoria, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Scabies remains a major problem in Aboriginal communities within the Northern Territory of Australia. Secondary skin infection with Group A streptococcus (GAS) is very common and post-streptococcal disease rates remain high. Treating families in isolation will have only limited success, as reinfection frequently occurs as a result of the high levels of movement between households and communities. We describe the results of a successful community intervention to reduce scabies and GAS skin infection in one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, 15 months post-intervention, and we discuss factors that have led to the success and sustainability of the program.
Keywords Aboriginal
Community
Disease
Epidemiology
ethnology
group A streptococcus
Health Education
Infection
Permethrin
Scabies
skin
Streptococcus
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-0960.2002.00626.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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