The epidemiology and population biology of Necator americanus infection in a rural community in Zimbabwe.

@article{Bradley1992TheEA,
  title={The epidemiology and population biology of Necator americanus infection in a rural community in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Mark Bradley and Stephen K. Chandiwana and Donald A. P. Bundy and Graham F Medley},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={73-6}
}
Baseline data from an epidemiological study of hookworm infection in a rural community in Zimbabwe are presented. The infection status of an age-stratified sample of the community was assessed using anthelmintic expulsion techniques. Necator americanus was the only helminth parasite found to be present. The age-prevalence and intensity profiles rose asymptotically to an adult prevalence of about 80% and adult mean burden of 7.7 worms per host. The overall mean burden was 4.8 worms per host. The… CONTINUE READING

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