Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya: I. Results from a community-based study
Background Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) embedded in the skin. The disease is associated with important morbidity. Tungiasis is endemic along the Coast of Kenya with a prevalence ranging from 11% to 50% in school-age children. Hitherto, studies on epidemiological characteristics of tungiasis in Africa are scanty.
Methods In a cross-sectional study 1,086 individuals from 233 households in eig... Expand abstract
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