Current Status of Soil-Transmitted Helminths among School Children in Kakamega County, Western Kenya

@inproceedings{Ngonjo2016CurrentSO,
  title={Current Status of Soil-Transmitted Helminths among School Children in Kakamega County, Western Kenya},
  author={Teresia Ngonjo and Collins Okoyo and Julius Andove and Elses Simiyu and Agola Eric Lelo and Ephantus W. Kabiru and Jimmy H. Kihara and Charles S. Mwandawiro},
  booktitle={Journal of parasitology research},
  year={2016}
}
Background. School age children are at high risk of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) worldwide. In Kenya, STH infections in children remain high despite the periodic administration of anthelmintic drugs. Our study assessed the prevalence and intensity of STH in primary school-aged children in Kakamega County, western Kenya. Methodology. We carried out a cross-sectional study on a population of 731 children attending 7 primary schools in March 2014. Children aged 4-16 years were examined for STH… CONTINUE READING
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