Sandro Schmidlin

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In Kinshasa, malaria remains a major public health problem but its spatial epidemiology has not been assessed for decades now. The city’s growth and transformation, as well as recent control measures, call for an update. To identify highly exposed communities and areas where control measures are less critically needed, detailed risk maps are required to(More)
There is little data on the risk factors for malaria infection in large cities in central Africa and in all age groups. There may be different associations with the risk factors for areas with different malaria transmission intensities such as the effect of fever or age. This study aimed at identifying risk factors associated with Plasmodium infection and(More)
Results A total of 6410 children aged 6 59 months (3058 in 2009 and 3352 in 2011) were tested for both malaria (using rapid diagnostic tests) and anemia (by HemocueTM). Nine health zones (HZ) were sampled in 2009 with an average prevalence for malaria and anemia of 6.6% (95% CI 5.8 7.5) and 66.0% (64.5 67.4) respectively, while in the 25 HZs in 2011 the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of epidemiological data pertaining to schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). METHODS A cross-sectional survey was carried out in the north-eastern part of DRC enrolling 400 schoolchildren aged 9-14 years. Stool and urine samples were subjected to standard(More)
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