Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis in the United States: a systematic review--1940-2010.

  title={Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis in the United States: a systematic review--1940-2010.},
  author={Michelle C. Starr and Susan P. Montgomery},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={85 4},
The epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminth infections (hookworm, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Strongyloides stercoralis) in the United States is poorly understood. To gain understanding of the status of disease, a systematic review was performed to assess the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in the United States. Of all studies reviewed, 14 were designated as high-quality. High-quality studies were published from 1942 to 1982 and showed that infection was… CONTINUE READING

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