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An updated atlas of human helminth infections: the example of East Africa

Brooker, Simon; Kabatereine, Narcis B; Smith, Jennifer L; Mupfasoni, Denise; Mwanje, Mariam T; Ndayishimiye, Onésime; Lwambo, Nicholas JS; Mbotha, Deborah; Karanja, Peris; Mwandawiro, Charles; Muchiri, Eric; Clements, Archie CA; Bundy, Donald AP; Snow, Robert W


BACKGROUND Reliable and updated maps of helminth (worm) infection distributions are essential to target control strategies to those populations in greatest need. Although many surveys have been conducted in endemic countries, the data are rarely available in a form that is accessible to policy makers and the managers of public health programmes. This is especially true in sub-Saharan Africa, where empirical data are seldom in the public domain. In an attempt to address the paucity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-07-09
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics
DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-8-42


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