Spatial and Genetic Epidemiology of Hookworm in a Rural Community in Uganda

  title={Spatial and Genetic Epidemiology of Hookworm in a Rural Community in Uganda},
  author={Rachel L. Pullan and Narcis B. Kabatereine and Rupert J. Quinnell and Simon J. Brooker},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
There are remarkably few contemporary, population-based studies of intestinal nematode infection for sub-Saharan Africa. This paper presents a comprehensive epidemiological analysis of hookworm infection intensity in a rural Ugandan community. Demographic, kinship, socioeconomic and environmental data were collected for 1,803 individuals aged six months to 85 years in 341 households in a cross-sectional community survey. Hookworm infection was assessed by faecal egg count. Spatial variation in… CONTINUE READING


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