A Survey of Soil-Transmitted Helminths Infections and Schistosomiasis mansoni among School Children in Libo-Kemkem District, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study

@article{Addisu2015ASO,
  title={A Survey of Soil-Transmitted Helminths Infections and Schistosomiasis mansoni among School Children in Libo-Kemkem District, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study},
  author={Tesfahun Addisu and Achenef Asmamaw},
  journal={American Journal of Health Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={57}
}
The burden of disease caused by infection with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes remains enormous. It is widely recognized that school children carry the heaviest burden of morbidity. Apart from the morbidity associated with acute infections, those who are chronically infected are often physically and intellectually compromised by anaemia, leading to attention deficits, learning disabilities, school absenteeism and higher dropout rates. Taking this into consideration, the aim of… 
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