Giardia duodenalis infection in the context of a community-based deworming and water, sanitation and hygiene trial in Timor-Leste

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2019-10-18

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Aw, Jessica
Clarke, Naomi
McCarthy, James
Traub, Rebecca
Amaral, Salvador
Huque, Md Haimdul
Andrews, Ross
Gray, Darren
Clements, Archie
Vaz Nery, Susana

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BioMed Central

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Background: Giardiasis is a common diarrhoeal disease caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. It is prevalent in low-income countries in the context of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and is frequently co-endemic with neglected tropical diseases such as soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Large-scale periodic deworming programmes are often implemented in these settings; however, there is limited evidence for the impact of regular anthelminthic treatment on G. duodenalis infection. Additionally, few studies have examined the impact of WASH interventions on G. duodenalis.

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Parasites and Vectors

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10.1186/s13071-019-3752-9

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