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A Critical Appraisal of Control Strategies for Soil-Transmitted Helminths

Campbell, Suzy; Vaz da Silva de Castro Nery, Susana; McCarthy, James; Gray, Darren; Magalhaes, Ricardo Soares; Clements, Archie

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Interventions that lead to reductions in soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) include chemotherapy with anthelmintic drugs and improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In this opinion article we aim to determine the evidence for optimal approaches for STH control. First we explore the evidence for the above interventions. We then appraise two integration strategies: current chemotherapy-oriented integrated neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and expanded ‘multicomponent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98849
Source: Trends in Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.006

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