Association between Footwear Use and Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Tomczyk2014AssociationBF,
  title={Association between Footwear Use and Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Sara Tomczyk and Kebede Deribe and Simon J. Brooker and Hannah R. Clark and Khizar Rafique and Stefanie Knopp and J{\"u}rg Utzinger and Gail Davey},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has primarily focused on preventive chemotherapy and case management. Less attention has been placed on the role of ensuring access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene and personal preventive measures in reducing exposure to infection. Our aim was to assess whether footwear use was associated with a lower risk of selected NTDs. METHODOLOGY We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between… CONTINUE READING
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