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Title: Guidelines for the control of gonococcal conjunctivitis in the Northern Territory
Authors: Department of Health
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: Centre for Disease Control
Series/Report no.: ;3rd ed.
Abstract: Gonococcal conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is a notifiable disease. It can arise in several different situations. Babies of women with genital gonorrhoea can be infected at birth (neonatal gonococcal ophthalmia). Small numbers of sporadic cases in children or adults occur every year in the Northern Territory (NT) as a result of auto-inoculation in a person with genital gonorrhoea. More rarely, epidemics can occur within a remote community or over several communities and may involve dozens or even hundreds of cases. This has occurred in central Australia 4 times in the past 25 years. A smaller epidemic has been observed in the Top End as well.
Type: Guideline
Subjects: Conjunctivitis
Prevention and control
Disease management
Appears in Collections:NT General Collection

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