Concurrent infections and socioeconomic determinants of geohelminth infection: a community study of schoolchildren in periurban Guinea-Bissau.

@article{Steenhard2009ConcurrentIA,
  title={Concurrent infections and socioeconomic determinants of geohelminth infection: a community study of schoolchildren in periurban Guinea-Bissau.},
  author={Nina R. Steenhard and Niels \Ornbjerg and K{\aa}re M\olbak},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 8},
  pages={839-45}
}
We explored the association between subclinical intestinal helminth infections and other gastrointestinal pathogens in 706 schoolchildren from a poor semirural area while adjusting for socioeconomic risk factors. The study was carried out in two neighbouring areas in the capital of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. Children aged 4-12 years were visited and one child per mother was invited to participate in the study. Among the 706 children included in the study, helminths were detected in 44.2… CONTINUE READING