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The Missing Piece Surveillance Study: Understanding the contribution of GAS pharyngitis in the context of high impetigo prevalence
We recently piloted the tools for concurrent impetigo-pharyngitis surveillance with Broome Aboriginal Medical Services (BRAMS). Building on this pilot, the “Missing Piece” prospective surveillance study will determine the concurrent burden of skin and throat infections in children, from two remote communities in the Kimberley. Information on the current burden of skin and throat infections in these populations is not known. This study will assess children regularly for skin and throat infections over a one year period, and the results will help inform the primary prevention strategies needed to reduce ARF/RHD in remote Australian populations. This study is in partnership with two of the member organisations of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS), namely BRAMS and the Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS).