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Title: Malaria screening and surveillance in the Northern Territory - protocols for active screening of students from high risk areas
Authors: Voolmann, Tina
Currie, Bart
Patel, M
Whelan, Peter I
Krause, Vicki
Issue Date: Mar-1994
Publisher: The Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Series/Report no.: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Vol. 18, No. 5
Abstract: In the past malaria was endemic in the Northern Territory (NT), resulting in numerous deaths in the Aboriginal and mining communities. The last endemic case was reported in 1996, and Australia was declared malaria free in 1981. However, the Top End of the Northern Territory is still receptive to malaria. To help decrease the risk in the NT and to decrease the morbidity from malaria, a passive surveillance program has been complemented with an active screening and surveillance program for students arriving from countries with endemic malaria.
ISSN: 0725-3141
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Malaria
Northern Territory
Vector control
Risk management
Control and prevention
Disease vectors
Blood testing
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