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The epidemiology of hookworm infection and its contribution to anaemia among pre-school children on the Kenyan coast.

Abstract:

Intestinal nematode infections are recognized as a major public health problem, and helminth control is currently being directed towards school-aged children who are known to harbour the heaviest infections and are most likely to suffer from associated morbidity. However, few data are available for the epidemiology of intestinal nematodes in pre-school children in Africa, and the contribution of hookworm infection to the aetiology and severity of anaemia among pre-school children remains poor...

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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
93
Issue:
3
Pages:
240-246
Publication date:
1999-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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