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Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2014

 

Trachoma is one of the major causes of preventable blindness globally. It is an eye infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes A, B, Ba and C.

Trachoma screening and management data for 2014 were provided to the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit by the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales. Data were analysed by region in the NT (5 regions), SA (4 regions), WA (4 regions) and NSW (2 regions). Jurisdictional authorities designated 160 remote Aboriginal communities as being at‑risk or potentially at‑risk of endemic trachoma in 2014. In 2014 all jurisdictions were guided by the revised 2014 CDNA National guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia.

Please click here to view the Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2014.