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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and environmental risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth intensity of infection in Timor-Leste, using real time PCR

Campbell, Suzy; Vaz Nery, Susana; Wardell, Rebecca; D'Este, Catherine; Gray, Darren; McCarthy, J.S; Traub, Rebecca; Andrews, Ross M.; Llewellyn, Stacey; Vallely, Andrew; Williams, Gail; Clements, Archie


Background: No investigations have been undertaken of risk factors for intensity of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection in Timor-Leste. This study provides the first analysis of risk factors for intensity of STH infection, as determined by quantitative PCR (qPCR), examining a broad range of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and environmental factors, among communities in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste. Methods: A baseline cross-sectional survey of 18 communities was undertaken as part...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005393
Access Rights: Open Access


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