The Missing Piece Surveillance Study: A surveillance study for strep A pharyngitis and impetigo in the Kimberley, Australia
Investigators: Asha Bowen, Dylan Barth, Frieda Mc Loughlin, Janine McNamara, John Jacky, Jonathan Carapetis, Juli Coffin, Kristen White, Marianne Mullane, Megan O'Brien, Natasha Maginnis, Neomie Dickerson, Rachel Donovan, Slade Sibasado
External collaborators: David Atkinson (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council), Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, Catholic Education Western Australia, Derby Aboriginal Health Service Council Aboriginal Corporation
Prospective surveillance study to determine the concurrent burden of skin and throat infections in children, from two remote communities in Northern Australia. 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.
Program Head, END RHD and Team Lead, Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention
Executive Director; Head, Strep A and Rheumatic Heart Disease; Co-Founder of REACH08 6319 1000 Email me