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Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya: I. Results from a community-based study

Abstract:
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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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0005925

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ORCID:
0000-0001-6136-7015
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0003-2264-4459
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
e0005925
Publication date:
2017-10-09
Acceptance date:
2017-09-01
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EISSN:
1935-2735
Pubs id:
pubs:1022264
URN:
uri:3c595fb8-762e-4b4d-ad54-2c862ce48b95
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uuid:3c595fb8-762e-4b4d-ad54-2c862ce48b95
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pubs:1022264
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English

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