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Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Laos: a community-wide cross-sectional study of humans and dogs in a mass drug administration environment.

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We conducted a community cross-sectional survey of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in humans and dogs in four provinces in northern Laos. We collected and tested human and dog fecal samples and analyzed results against sociodemographic data. The prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm, and Strongyloides stercoralis was 26.1% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 23.7-28.4%), 41.5% (95% CI = 38.8-44.1%), 46.3% (95% CI = 43.3-49.0%), and 8.9% (95% CI = 7.4-10.4%), respectivel...

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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0413

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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
86
Issue:
4
Pages:
624-634
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:54e455e1-a599-4849-b535-cc0f3c7081ed
Source identifiers:
322705
Local pid:
pubs:322705

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