OPTIMISING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Grant number: 1098319 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Skin sores are highly prevalent in remote Australian Indigenous communities and can lead to invasive infections and rheumatic heart disease. We will develop mathematical models to understand the transmission of skin sores, allowing us to define the optimal extent (household, community, region), timing and triggers for interventions to interrupt transmission. This will guide public health policy in reducing the prevalence of skin sores and scabies, and their accompanying disease burden.