High Prevalence and Spatial Distribution of Strongyloides stercoralis in Rural Cambodia

@inproceedings{Khieu2014HighPA,
  title={High Prevalence and Spatial Distribution of Strongyloides stercoralis in Rural Cambodia},
  author={Virak Khieu and Fabian Sch{\"a}r and Armelle Forrer and Jan Hattendorf and Hanspeter Marti and S. T. M. Duong and Penelope Vounatsou and Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The threadworm, Strongyloides stercoralis, endemic in tropical and temperate climates, is a neglected tropical disease. Its diagnosis requires specific methods, and accurate information on its geographic distribution and global burden are lacking. We predicted prevalence, using Bayesian geostatistical modeling, and determined risk factors in northern Cambodia. METHODS From February to June 2010, we performed a cross-sectional study among 2,396 participants from 60 villages in Preah… CONTINUE READING
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