Scabies research trial wins prestigious Eureka Prize

Congratulations to St Vincent's Dermatologist, Dr Margot Whitfield and her team of collaborators from The Kirby Institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & the Menzies School of Health Research, who have won a prestigious Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

Their world-first trial looking at the prevalence of scabies in both Fiji & the Solomon Islands, saw a reduction in scabies infestation from 33% of the populations, to just 2%. 

For details, see https://www.mcri.edu.au/news/world-first-trials-win-prestigious-science-award

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