In Australia trachoma is endemic, only in pockets among aboriginal people. The TF prevalence in school-age children in 2002−2003 ranged from 0−27% (district) and 0−60% (community).4 Trichiasis in indigenous adults in highly disease-endemic communities over the age of 40 years is approximately 10%. There are limited data on face-washing, but a survey of three schools in 2004 gave rates of 55%. The rate of latrine use and access to water is almost universal (96%).
Mak, D. B. (2005). A developed country approach to eliminating blinding trachoma. Paper presented at the 9th meeting of the WHO global alliance for the elimination of trachoma. WHO, Geneva, 21-23 March, 2005.