The rate of ingestion of Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura eggs in soil and its relationship to infection in two children's homes in Jamaica.

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The rate of exposure to geohelminth infection of children living in 2 institutions in Jamaica, West Indies, was estimated from the product of their rates of ingestion of soil and the density of parasite eggs in the environment. The estimated mean rate of egg ingestion was 9-20 Ascaris lumbricoides eggs and 6-60 Trichuris trichiura eggs per year, although… (More)

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@article{Wong1991TheRO, title={The rate of ingestion of Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura eggs in soil and its relationship to infection in two children's homes in Jamaica.}, author={Meilin S{\'a}nchez Wong and Donald AP Bundy and Michael HN Golden}, journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene}, year={1991}, volume={85 1}, pages={89-91} }