Impact of the scale-up of piped water on urogenital schistosomiasis infection in rural South Africa

Abstract

Recent work has estimated that sub-Saharan Africa could lose US$3.5 billion of economic productivity every year as a result of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. One of the main interventions to control schistosomiasis is the provision of safe water to limit the contact with infected water bodies and break the cycle of transmission. To date… (More)
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.33065

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