Effect of age and initial infection intensity on the rate of reinfection with Trichuris trichiura after treatment.

@article{Bundy1988EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age and initial infection intensity on the rate of reinfection with Trichuris trichiura after treatment.},
  author={Donald A. P. Bundy and Edward S. Cooper and Desmond E. Thompson and Joseph Didier and Ian Simmons},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1988},
  volume={97 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={469-76}
}
The study examines the rate of re-acquisition of Trichuris trichiura infection after treatment in two populations, one of mixed age and the other of children with known pre-intervention infection intensity. A population living in a Caribbean village was treated with mebendazole and the rate of reacquisition of infection of four age classes (2-4, 5-10, 11-30, 30+ years) monitored over a 20-month period. The reinfection rate was higher in the child age-classes indicating either that children are… CONTINUE READING