High Prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in Six Health Areas of – Kasansa Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Short Report

@inproceedings{Linsuke2014HighPO,
  title={High Prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in Six Health Areas of – Kasansa Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Short Report},
  author={Sylvie Linsuke and Sabin Nundu and Sylvain Mupoyi and Rodin Mukele and Faustin Mukunda and Madeleine Mbuyi Kabongo and Raquel Inocencio da Luz and J P Van geertruyden and Marc van Sprundel and Marleen Boelaert and Katja Polman and Pascal Lutumba},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
School-aged children suffer the most from schistosomiasis infection in sub Saharan Africa due to poverty and limited sanitary conditions. Mapping of disease burden is recommended and there is a need of updating prevalence data which is as old as 20 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An epidemiological and parasitological study was carried out in 2011 in the health zone of Kasansa. Six health areas (HA) were included in the study. In each health area, one primary school was selected… CONTINUE READING
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