Trachoma surveillance annual report, 2008. A report by the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit.
Betty Tellis, Kathy Fotis, Jill E Keeffe, Hugh R Taylor
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep | Published : 2009
The National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit has reported data for trachoma endemic regions and communities in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia for 2006 to 2008. Aboriginal children aged 1-9 years were examined using the World Health Organization grading criteria. Screening in the Northern Territory was conducted by the primary health care staff from the Healthy School Age Kids program, the Australian Government Emergency Intervention and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Forty-three of 92 communities in 6 regions were screened and reported data (2,462 children). In South Australia, the Eye Health and Chronic Disease Specialist Support Pro..View full abstract