Spatial co-distribution of neglected tropical diseases in the east African great lakes region: revisiting the justification for integrated control.

@article{Clements2010SpatialCO,
  title={Spatial co-distribution of neglected tropical diseases in the east African great lakes region: revisiting the justification for integrated control.},
  author={Archie C. A. Clements and M A Deville and On{\'e}sime Ndayishimiye and Simon J. Brooker and Alan Fenwick},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={198-207}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine spatial patterns of co-endemicity of schistosomiasis mansoni and the soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm in the Great Lakes region of East Africa, to help plan integrated neglected tropical disease programmes in this region. METHOD Parasitological surveys were conducted in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi in 28 213 children in 404 schools. Bayesian geostatistical models were used to interpolate prevalence of these… CONTINUE READING