Australian trachoma surveillance annual report, 2010.

Carleigh S Cowling, Gordana Povovic, Bette C Liu, James S Ward, Tom L Snelling, John M Kaldor, David P Wilson

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report | Published : 2012


Endemic trachoma continues to exist in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. The National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit, established in 2006, is responsible for the collation, analysis and reporting of trachoma prevalence data and the documentation of trachoma control strategies in Australia. Data were collected from Aboriginal communities designated at-risk for endemic trachoma (defined as prevalence of 5% or greater among children) within the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. This report presents data collected in 2010. Aboriginal children aged 1-14 years were screened using the World Health Organization grading criteria to diagnose and classify in..

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