A six-year follow-up of schoolchildren for urinary and intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Northern Tanzania.

@article{Poggensee2005ASF,
  title={A six-year follow-up of schoolchildren for urinary and intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Northern Tanzania.},
  author={Gabriele Poggensee and Ingela Krantz and Per Nordin and Sabina P. Mtweve and Beth Maina Ahlberg and Gloria Mosha and Solveig Freudenthal},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={131-40}
}
Two cross-sectional studies with a 6-year interval were undertaken in two primary schools in neighbouring villages in Mwanga District, Tanzania, to determine the prevalence of schistosome and soil-transmitted helminth infections before and 6 years after treatment. Within this interval, health-related interventions such as one mass treatment of the villagers, health education, improvement of sanitation and access to safe water were undertaken in the villages. In 1996, urinary schistosomiasis… CONTINUE READING

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With the exception of hookworm infection , soil - transmitted helminthiasis and intestinal schistosomiasis were significantly less seen in 2002 compared to the baseline .
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