Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2012

Data Collection Form—Household and Community treatment

Trachoma screening and management data for 2012 were provided to the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit by the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and Queensland (Qld). Data were analysed by region in the NT, SA and WA, with five regions in the NT, four in SA and four in WA. Queensland screened six communities and its data was aggregated for analysis. Jurisdictional authorities had designated 204 remote Aboriginal communities as being at risk of endemic trachoma in 2012.

Page last updated: 23 December 2013

Summary form 2—Household and Community treatment

The completed form was forwarded from the jurisdictional coordinators to the NTSRU for checking and analysis.

Summary form 2—Household and Community treatment was used to collect data at the community level for all children screened for trachoma and Treatment of household contacts and community members (not including active cases).

Data gathered for children were:
  • Number of ALL children examined for trachoma
  • Number of ALL children with active trachoma (TF and/or TI)
  • Active trachoma prevalence in children
  • Were cases obviously clustered in several households in the community
  • Treatment Strategy
Data gathered for household contacts and community members were:
  • Number of households requiring treatment
  • Number of households treated
  • Date of first treatment
  • Date of last treatment
  • Number of household and community contacts requiring treatment with azithromycin
  • Number of household and community contacts who received treatment with azithromycin
  • Number of household and community contacts who received treatment with azithromycin within two weeks of screening
  • Number of household and community contacts who received treatment with azithromycin within two weeks of commencement of treatment.
CDNA guidelines recommendation for treatment are:
  • If prevalence >10% in children & no clustering: Community treatment required:
Treat Aboriginal children 6 months to 14 years in community and all household contacts aged 6 months and over all
  • All other situations: Household treatment required:
Treat all household contacts aged 6 months and over.

Note the below image is a sample only. For further information, refer to the PDF document Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2012

This form was forwarded from the jurisdictional coordinators to the NTSRU for checking and analysis.  Its purpose was to measure household and community treatment at the community level for all children screened for trachoma and treatment of household contacts and community members (not including active cases).

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