High Prevalence of Giardia duodenalis Assemblage B Infection and Association with Underweight in Rwandan Children

@inproceedings{Ignatius2012HighPO,
  title={High Prevalence of Giardia duodenalis Assemblage B Infection and Association with Underweight in Rwandan Children},
  author={Ralf Ignatius and Jean Bosco Gahutu and Christian Klotz and Christian Steininger and Cyprien Shyirambere and Michel Lyng and Andr{\'e} Musemakweri and Toni Aebischer and Peter Martus and Gundel Harms and Frank P Mockenhaupt},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Giardia duodenalis is highly endemic in East Africa but its effects on child health, particularly of submicroscopic infections, i.e., those below the threshold of microscopy, and of genetic subgroups (assemblages), are not well understood. We aimed at addressing these questions and at examining epidemiological characteristics of G. duodenalis in southern highland Rwanda. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In 583 children <5 years of age from communities and health facilities… CONTINUE READING

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