Patterns of geohelminth infection, impact of albendazole treatment and re-infection after treatment in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South-Africa

@article{Saathoff2004PatternsOG,
  title={Patterns of geohelminth infection, impact of albendazole treatment and re-infection after treatment in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South-Africa},
  author={Elmar Saathoff and Annette Olsen and Jane D Kvalsvig and Chris C Appleton},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={27 - 27}
}
BACKGROUND Geohelminth infection is a major health problem of children from rural areas of developing countries. In an attempt to reduce this burden, the Department of Health of the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) established in 1998 a programme for helminth control that aimed at regularly treating primary school children for schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths. This article describes the baseline situation and the effect of treatment on geohelminth infection in a rural part of the… CONTINUE READING

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