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A new focus of scrub typhus (caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) is described in a remote rain forest region (Litchfield National Park) of the Northern Territory of Australia. 5 serologically confirmed cases, 2 near fatal with multisystem involvement, have occurred since the area became accessible...

Author(s)
Currie, B.; O'Connor, L.; Dwyer, B.
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1993, 49, 4, pp 425-429
Abstract

Objectives: To measure the impact of 4 weeks of daily swimming on rates of ear discharge among Aboriginal children with a tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) and on the microbiology of the nasopharynx and middle ear. Design, setting and participants: A randomised controlled trial involving 89...

Author(s)
Stephen, A. T. N.; Leach, A. J.; Morris, P. S.
Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Co., Pyrmont, Australia
Citation
Medical Journal of Australia, 2013, 199, 1, pp 51-55
Abstract

In the tropical city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, dry season soil sampling cultured Burkholderia pseudomallei from 7 (70%) of 10 sports fields. However, during the 23 years of the Darwin Prospective Melioidosis Study, only 5 (0.6%) of 785 melioidosis cases have been attributed to...

Author(s)
Hill, A. A.; Mayo, M.; Kaestli, M.; Price, E. P.; Richardson, L. J.; Godoy, D.; Spratt, B. G.; Currie, B. J.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013, 89, 2, pp 365-366
Abstract

Scrub typhus is recognized as an important differential diagnosis of fever, rash and sepsis in patients with a history of travel to Litchfield National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory. All confirmed scrub typhus cases to date from the Northern Territory have visited the Park, but the...

Author(s)
Ralph, A.; Raines, M.; Whelan, P.; Currie, B. J.
Publisher
Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Communicable Diseases and Health Protection Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australia
Citation
Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2004, 28, 2, pp 267-269
Abstract

Three cases of severe necrotising fasciitis due to Vibrio vulnificus (two cases) and Vibrio parahaemolyticus (one case, fatal), have occurred in Caucasian tourists while fishing at a remote tropical northern Australian estuarine area. Infections were acquired over a 4-year period during the tourist ...

Author(s)
Ralph, A.; Currie, B. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2007, 54, 3, pp e111-e114

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