Trachoma surveillance in Australia, 2009. A report by the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit.
Kristie S Adams, John A Burgess, Shyamali C Dharmage, Hugh Taylor, undefined National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep | Published : 2010
Trachoma is highly prevalent in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. The National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit was established in 2006 as a result of a Federal Government initiative to provide comprehensive surveillance data from regional and remote Indigenous communities considered by the jurisdictional population health staff to be 'At Risk' for endemic trachoma, defined as a trachoma prevalence of 5% or more. This report details the findings from the 2009 trachoma screening program together with trends in trachoma prevalence and screening coverage since 2006. Aboriginal children aged 1-9 years resident in At Risk communities were examined for trachoma using the World He..View full abstract