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Research Update

December 18, 2015 at 5:04 AM

NEJM_thumb.jpgThe results of the Skin Health Intervention Fiji Trial (SHIFT) were published last week in the NEJM. An accompanying editorial by Bart Currie places the research in the context of global scabies control efforts. We would like to congratulate all authors and Prof Currie for this outstanding work and many years of contribution to scabies control.

You can access the article and editorial using the links below and be sure to check out the animation!


Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control in a Population with Endemic Disease

Lucia Romani, Margot Whitfeld, Josefa Koroivueta, Mike Kama, Handan Wand, Lisi Tikoduadua, Meciusela Tuicakau, Aminiasi Koroi, Ross Andrews, John Kaldor, and Andrew Steer,

N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2305-2313. December 10, 2015. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1500987


Scabies and Global Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Bart Currie

N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2371-2372. December 10, 2015. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1511805