Geographic distribution of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in Western Kenya: implications for anthelminthic mass treatment.

@article{Handzel2003GeographicDO,
  title={Geographic distribution of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in Western Kenya: implications for anthelminthic mass treatment.},
  author={Thomas R. Handzel and Diana M. S. Karanja and David G Addiss and Allen Hightower and Daniel H. Rosen and Daniel G Colley and Julius Andove and Laurence Slutsker and W Evan Secor},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          318-23
        }
}
A survey of 1,246 children 10-12 years old in 32 primary schools in Kenya near Lake Victoria was conducted to determine prevalence and distribution of schistosome and geohelminth infections. Stool and urine samples were collected and examined for eggs of Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, and intestinal helminths. A questionnaire was used to obtain demographic information and to quantify exposure to surface waters. Houses, schools, and water sources were mapped using a geographic information… CONTINUE READING

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