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Geographical analysis of the role of water supply and sanitation in the risk of helminth infections of children in West Africa

Magalhaes, Ricardo Soares; Barnett, Adrian; Clements, Archie


Globally, inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are major contributors to mortality and burden of disease. We aimed to quantify the role of WASH in the risk of Schistosoma hematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, and hookworm infection in school-aged children; to estimate the population attributable fraction (PAF) of helminth infection due to WASH; and to spatially predict the risk of infection. We generated predictive maps of areas in West Africa without piped water, toilet...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1106784108
Access Rights: Open Access


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