High prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis among school children in rural Côte d'Ivoire

Glinz, D. and N'Guessan N. A., and Utzinger, J. and N'Goran E. K., . (2010) High prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis among school children in rural Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of parasitology : official organ of the American Society of Parasitologists, Vol. 96, H. 2. pp. 431-433.

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Two cross-sectional surveys were carried out in rural Cote d'Ivoire, the first in 5 primary schools in the Lake Taabo area, and the second in the primary school of Azaguie-Institute de Recherche sur les Fruits et Agrumes. Overall, 251 school children were screened for Strongyloides stercoralis by using either the Baermann method, or the Koga agar plate method, or both techniques. The prevalence of S. stercoralis at the unit of the school ranged between 4.0 and 48%. Because S. stercoralis is a neglected nematode, yet an important parasite from a public health perspective, surveys should consider the use of appropriate diagnostic methods to further our understanding of the epidemiology of strongyloidiasis and to better target control interventions
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Utzinger, Jürg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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