The epidemiology of hookworm infection and its contribution to anaemia among pre-school children on the Kenyan coast.

@article{Brooker1999TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of hookworm infection and its contribution to anaemia among pre-school children on the Kenyan coast.},
  author={Simon J. Brooker and Norbert Peshu and Peter A. Warn and Moses Mosobo and Helen L. Guyatt and Kevin Marsh and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={
          240-6
        }
}
Intestinal nematode infections are recognized as a major public health problem, and helminth control is currently being directed towards school-aged children who are known to harbour the heaviest infections and are most likely to suffer from associated morbidity. However, few data are available for the epidemiology of intestinal nematodes in pre-school children in Africa, and the contribution of hookworm infection to the aetiology and severity of anaemia among pre-school children remains poorly… CONTINUE READING
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