Strongyloidiasis does not discriminate: nor should the screening and treatment

Meruyert Cooper-Beknazarova, Mae White, Harriet Whiley, Darren J. Gray, Polydor N. Mutombo, Richard Bradbury, Don McManus, Catherine Gordon, Jenni Judd, Kirstin E. Ross

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Strongyloidiasis is caused by the soil-transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. It has been estimated to infect between 380 and 613 million people worldwide1, 2 and remains endemic in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.3-12 Despite strongyloidiasis being a chronic health issue and seroprevalence reaching 60% in some communities,13 the true incidence remains unknown as a result of underdiagnosis and absence of surveillance data across Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2160-2161
Number of pages2
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Strongyloidiasis
  • chronic health issue
  • healthcare service
  • Indigenous Australian
  • policy reform


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