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Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Tropical Australia and Asia

Gordon, Catherine; Kurscheid, Johanna; Jones, Malcolm K.; Gray, Darren; McManus, Donald P


Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infect 2 billion people worldwide including significant numbers in South-East Asia (SEA). In Australia, STH are of less concern; however, indigenous communities are endemic for STH, including Strongyloides stercoralis, as well as for serious clinical infections due to other helminths such as Toxocara spp. The zoonotic hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum is also present in Australia and SEA, and may contribute to human infections particularly among pet owners. High...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed2040056
Access Rights: Open Access


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