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An environmental assessment and risk map of Ascaris lumbricoides and Necator americanus distributions in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste

Wardell, Rebecca; Clements, Archie; lal, aparna; Summers, David; Llewellyn, Stacey; Campbell, Suzy; McCarthy, James; Gray, Darren; Vaz Nery, Susana

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Background In Timor-Leste there have been intermittent and ineffective soil-transmitted helminth (STH) deworming programs since 2004. In a resource-constrained setting, having information on the geographic distribution of STH can aid in prioritising high risk communities for intervention. This study aimed to quantify the environmental risk factors for STH infection and to produce a risk map of STH in Manufahi district, Timor-Leste. Methodology/Principal findings Georeferenced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232512
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005565
Access Rights: open access

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