Estimating the intensity of infection with Schistosoma japonicum in villagers of leyte, Philippines. Part I: a Bayesian cumulative logit model. The schistosomiasis transmission and ecology project (STEP).

@article{Carabin2005EstimatingTI,
  title={Estimating the intensity of infection with Schistosoma japonicum in villagers of leyte, Philippines. Part I: a Bayesian cumulative logit model. The schistosomiasis transmission and ecology project (STEP).},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Carabin and Clare M Marshall and Lawrence Joseph and Steven Riley and Remigio Olveda and S T McGarvey},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={745-53}
}
Intensity profiles for helminths are used to describe population infection status, monitor effectiveness of control programs, and provide accurate data to validate transmission models. This study aims to accurately predict age/gender specific intensity profiles of endemic schistosomiasis japonica infection in the Philippines. Poor sensitivity of the Kato-Katz test and large heterogeneity in infection levels across villages complicate these predictions. Data from 1,989 individuals living in… CONTINUE READING