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Research Article

Community Management of Endemic Scabies in Remote Aboriginal Communities of Northern Australia: Low Treatment Uptake and High Ongoing Acquisition

  • Sophie La Vincente mail,

    sophie.lavincente@rch.org.au

    Affiliations: Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, Master of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Therese Kearns,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

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  • Christine Connors,

    Affiliation: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, Darwin, Australia

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  • Scott Cameron,

    Affiliation: Master of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Jonathan Carapetis,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

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  • Ross Andrews

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

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  • Published: May 26, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000444

About the Authors

Sophie La Vincente
Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Sophie La Vincente, Scott Cameron
Master of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Therese Kearns, Jonathan Carapetis, Ross Andrews
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Christine Connors
Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, Darwin, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: sophie.lavincente@rch.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SFLV TK CC SC JC RA. Performed the experiments: SFLV TK. Analyzed the data: SFLV TK RA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SFLV. Wrote the paper: SFLV TK CC SC JC RA. Academic supervision of the first author: SC RA.