Spatial and Molecular Epidemiology of Giardia intestinalis Deep in the Amazon, Brazil

  title={Spatial and Molecular Epidemiology of Giardia intestinalis Deep in the Amazon, Brazil},
  author={Beatriz Coronato Nunes and M{\'a}rcio G Pavan and Lauren Hubert Jaeger and Kerla Joeline Lima Monteiro and Samanta Cristina das Chagas Xavier and Fernando A Monteiro and M{\'a}rcio Neves B{\'o}ia and Filipe An{\'i}bal Carvalho-Costa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Current control policies for intestinal parasitosis focuses on soil-transmitted helminths, being ineffective against Giardia intestinalis, a highly prevalent protozoon that impacts children's nutritional status in developing countries. The objective of this study was to explore spatial and molecular epidemiology of Giardia intestinalis in children of Amerindian descent in the Brazilian Amazon. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A cross sectional survey was performed in the Brazilian… CONTINUE READING
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