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Epidemiology of malaria, schistosomiasis, geohelminths, anemia and malnutrition in the context of a demographic surveillance system in northern Angola

Sousa-Figueiredo, Jose Carlos; Gamboa, Dina; Pedro, Joa˜o Ma´rio; Fanc¸ony, Cla´udia; Langa, Antonio J; Magalha˜es, Ricardo Jorge Soares; Stothard, J Russell; Vaz da Silva de Castro Nery, Susana


Background: Malaria, schistosomiasis and geohelminth infection are linked to maternal and child morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Knowing the prevalence levels of these infections is vital to guide governments towards the implementation of successful and cost-effective disease control initiatives. Methodology/Principal Findings: A cross-sectional study of 1,237 preschool children (0-5 year olds), 1,142 school-aged children (6-15 year olds) and 960 women (>15 year olds) was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033189


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