Predisposition to hookworm infection in Papua New Guinea.

  title={Predisposition to hookworm infection in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Rupert J. Quinnell and Jamie Griffin and Mari A. Nowell and Andrew Raiko and David Idris Pritchard},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={95 2},
Reinfection with hookworm (Necator americanus) following chemotherapy was studied over 8 years in a rural village in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Faecal egg counts were performed on up to 202 individuals in July 1988, August 1990 and November 1996; the study population was treated after sampling in 1988 and 1990. Reinfection burdens in 1996 did not differ significantly from pretreatment burdens (in 1988), and were significantly higher than burdens in 1990. However, the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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