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Skin health in northern Australia

Thomas, H.M.M., Enkel, S., McRae, T., Cox, V., Kessaris, H-L, Ford, A.J., Famlonga, R., Newton, R., Amgarth-Duff, I., Whelan, A. and Bowen, A.C. (2022) Skin health in northern Australia. Microbiology Australia . Online Early.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s) (or their employer(s)).
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/66343
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