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Schistosoma mansoni infection risk for school-aged children clusters within households and is modified by distance to freshwater bodies

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Background

The interaction of socio-demographic and ecological factors with Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) infection risk by age and the household clustering of infections between individuals are poorly understood.

Methods

This study examined 1,832 individuals aged 5–90 years across 916 households in Mayuge District, Uganda. S. mansoni infection status and intensity were measured using Kato-Katz microscopy. Socio-demographic and ecological ... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0258915

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4653-0846
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Name:
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Funding agency for:
Chami, GF
Grant:
204826/Z/16/Z
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
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Chami, GF
Grant:
083931/Z/07/Z
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Name:
University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor’s Fund
Funding agency for:
Chami, GF
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Name:
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
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Chami, GF
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Name:
Robertson Foundation
Funding agency for:
Chami, GF
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS One More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
11
Article number:
e0258915
Publication date:
2021-11-04
Acceptance date:
2021-10-07
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1200228
Local pid:
pubs:1200228
Deposit date:
2021-10-12

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