Ten years of trachoma elimination in rural Western Australia: lessons from the field
- Medicine, Political Science
The WA Trachoma Program has demonstrated that a flexible but strategic approach reduces trachoma prevalence as Australia nears its target of elimination by 2020, although significant challenges to this goal remain.
Better late than never: a national approach to trachoma control
- MedicineThe Medical journal of Australia
The publication of the Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia, which were developed by the Department of Health and Ageing and the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia, and the Australian Government’s allocation of $920 000 towardstrachoma control over the next 3 years represent a long-awaited national approach to controlling this preventable disease.
National trachoma surveillance annual report, 2012.
- MedicineCommunicable diseases intelligence quarterly report
The World Health Organization grading criteria were used to diagnose cases of trachoma in Aboriginal children with jurisdictions focusing screening activities on the 5-9 years age group; however, some children in the 1-4 and 10-14 years age groups were also screened.
- MedicineNature Reviews Disease Primers
This Primer summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of trachoma as well as its management, disease control and elimination, and key areas for future research.
The molecular epidemiology of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Western Australia: implications for trachoma control.
- MedicineThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
This study studies the serovar distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients with clinical eye disease in Western Australia to suggest that a widely coordinated, rather than local or regional, approach is needed to control trachoma in mobile populations.
Can blinding trachoma be eliminated by 20/20?
The work of the International Trachoma Initiative together with national governments as well as other organizations in applying the WHO-recommended SAFE strategy for trachoma control has produced critical successes in challenging settings.
Ecology and control of the trachoma vector Musca sorbens
A community-based strategy to reduce the quantity of human faeces on the soil surface by providing latrines would have the effect of reducing the population of M. sorbens, and hence reduce fly-eye contact and trachoma transmission.
Prevalence and control of trachoma in Australia, 1997-2004.
- Medicine, Political ScienceCommunicable diseases intelligence quarterly report
This study aimed to document the prevalence of active trachoma and trichiasis from 1997 to 2003 and from 1987 to 2004, respectively, and to provide an overview oftrachoma control activities in Australia in 2004 and to identify equal prevalence in both sexes.
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