Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2014

Screening for and treatment of active cases of trachoma

Page last updated: 30 October 2015

Summary form 1—Screening for and treatment of active cases of trachoma

Trachoma Screening Forms (developed by the National Trachoma Surveillance & Reporting Unit and used for data collection by jurisdictions)
The completed form was forwarded from the jurisdictional coordinators to the NTSRU for checking and analysis.

The Active cases of Trachoma was used to collect data at the community level when assessing active cases of Trachoma in male and female children with screening questions on:

  • Estimated number of Aboriginal children in the community/school
  • Number of children examined for trachoma
  • Number of children with TI*
  • Number of children with TF*
  • Number of children active trachoma (TF and/or TI)
  • Number of children with TS*
  • Number of children screened for clean face
  • Number of children with clean face
  • Number of active cases requiring treatment with azithromycin
  • Number of active cases who recieved treatment with azithromycin
  • Number of active cases who received treatment with azithromycin within 1 week of commencement of treatment
  • Trachoma Prevalence (%)

Note the below image is a sample only. For further information, refer to the PDF document Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2014

Summary form 1—Active cases of Trachoma was used to collect data at the community level when assessing active cases of Trachoma in male and female children with screening questions on: Estimated number of Aboriginal children in the community/school, Number of children examined for trachoma, Number of children with TI, Number of children with TF, Number of children active trachoma (TF and/or TI), Number of children with TS, Number of children examined for clean face, Number of children with clean face, Number of children with absence of clean face and active trachoma, Number of children requiring treatment with azithromycin, Number of active cases who received treatment with azithromycin in total and Number of active cases who received treatment with azithromycin within one weeks of screening.

TI: Trachomatous inflammation - intense
TF: Trachomatous inflammation - follicular
TS: Trachomatous scarring

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