Household transmission of scabies and impacts of alternative intervention strategies

This project uses prevalence data collected in Monrovia, Liberia to characterise an agent-based model of scabies transmission. Once developed, the model will be used to answer questions about transmission sources, likely impacts of alternative targeted interventions and optimal surveillance strategies. As data sources from Australia become available, the model framework will be adapted to those settings.

Countries  Remote Australian Communities
Diseases Scabies
Drugs -
Research Discipline Mathematical Modelling

Main Investigator/Other InvestigatorsProfessor

Professor Jodie McVernon
Contact Person Associate Professor Nic Geard
Associate Investigators/Other Collaborators Associate Professor Nic GeardDr Trish Campbell Nefel Tellioğlu
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Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health
Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium
Approximate project duration 2020-2022