Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program.

  title={Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program.},
  author={L C Wong and Beth Amega and Ruth Barker and Christine Connors and Mary Elizabeth Dulla and Angela Ninnal and Margaret Mary Cumaiyi and Loyola Kolumboort and Bart J Currie},
  journal={The Australasian journal of dermatology},
  volume={43 4},
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… CONTINUE READING


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