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Mapping the Risk of Soil-Transmitted Helminthic Infections in the Philippines

Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Salamat, Maria Sonia; Leonardo, Lydia; Gray, Darren; Carabin, Helene; Halton, Kate; McManus, Donald P; Williams, Gail; Rivera, Pilarita; Saniel, Ofelia; Hernandez, Leda; Yakob, Laith; McGarvey, S.T; Rivera, Pularita; Clements, Archie


Background In order to increase the efficient allocation of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) disease control resources in the Philippines, we aimed to describe for the first time the spatial variation in the prevalence of A. lumbricoides, T. trichiura and hookworm across the country, quantify the association between the physical environment and spatial variation of STH infection and develop predictive risk maps for each infection. Methodology/Principal Findings Data on STH infection from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003915
Access Rights: Open Access


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