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(S)WASH-D for Worms: A pilot study investigating the differential impact of school- versus community-based integrated control programs for soil-transmitted helminths

Clarke, Naomi; Clements, Archie; Amaral, Salvador; Richardson, Alice; McCarthy, James; McGown, John; Bryan, Stuart; Gray, Darren; Vaz Nery, Susana

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Background Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infect nearly 1.5 billion individuals globally, and contribute to poor physical and cognitive development in children. STH control programs typically consist of regular delivery of anthelminthic drugs, targeting school-aged children. Expanding STH control programs community-wide may improve STH control among school-aged children, and combining deworming with improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) may further reduce transmission. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/161147
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006389

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