Effective control of hookworm infection in school children from Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman: a four-year experience with albendazole mass chemotherapy.

@article{Idris2001EffectiveCO,
  title={Effective control of hookworm infection in school children from Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman: a four-year experience with albendazole mass chemotherapy.},
  author={Mohamed Ahmed Idris and Mahmoud M A Shaban and M Fatahallah},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
After 4 years of mass chemotherapy with a single annual dose of albendazole 400 mg, health education and promotion of environmental health, the prevalence of Necator americanus in Wilayat Tagah, Dhofar, Oman was reduced from 40 to 1.3% and from 6 to 0%, respectively, among rural and urban school children. Stool samples with egg load >1000 egg/gm were reduced from 28 to 0% after the first year of intervention and maintained as such in subsequent years. 

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