Micro-epidemiology of urinary schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: Local risk factors associated with distribution of infections among schoolchildren and relevance for control.

@article{Rudge2008MicroepidemiologyOU,
  title={Micro-epidemiology of urinary schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: Local risk factors associated with distribution of infections among schoolchildren and relevance for control.},
  author={James W. Rudge and J Russell Stothard and Mar{\'i}a-Gloria Bas{\'a}{\~n}ez and Ali F. Mgeni and Iddi Simba Khamis and Alliepo N Khamis and David Rollinson},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={45-54}
}
Although it is well recognised that both behavioural and environmental factors play a role in determining small-scale heterogeneities in schistosomiasis transmission, empirical evidence of their relative importance is often limited. A study was conducted around Chaani, a village in northern Unguja (Zanzibar) where urinary schistosomiasis is endemic, in order to shed light upon the micro-epidemiology of Schistosoma haematobium and patterns of infection within schoolchildren and the intermediate… CONTINUE READING

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