Skin health in northern Australia

Hannah M.M. Thomas, Stephanie Enkel, Tracy Mcrae, Victoria Cox, Heather Lynn Kessaris, Abbey J. Ford, Rebecca Famlonga, Rebekah Newton, Ingrid Amgarth-Duff, Alexandra Whelan, Asha C. Bowen

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Abstract

Achieving healthy skin requires the prevention of infectious diseases that affect the skin. Prevention activities range from environmental health improvements to address inequities in living situations, through to community-wide treatment programs to reduce transmission and improve skin health. In this paper we discuss the pathogens that cause and conditions that arise when skin is infected, the burden of disease in northern Australia, and some of the current research underway to address this high burden, which predominantly affects remote-living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2022

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