Is anthelmintic resistance a concern for the control of human soil-transmitted helminths?

@article{Vercruysse2011IsAR,
  title={Is anthelmintic resistance a concern for the control of human soil-transmitted helminths?},
  author={Jozef Vercruysse and Marco Albonico and Jerzy M Behnke and Andrew C. Kotze and Roger K. Prichard and James S McCarthy and Antonio Montresor and Bruno 4 Levecke},
  journal={International journal for parasitology. Drugs and drug resistance},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={14-27}
}
The major human soil-transmitted helminths (STH), Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworms (Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale) and Trichuris trichiura have a marked impact on human health in many parts of the world. Current efforts to control these parasites rely predominantly on periodic mass administration of anthelmintic drugs to school age children and other at-risk groups. After many years of use of these same drugs for controlling roundworms in livestock, high levels of resistance have… CONTINUE READING

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