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Global numbers of infection and disease burden of soil transmitted helminth infections in 2010.

Authors
  • Pullan, Rachel L
  • Smith, Jennifer L
  • Jasrasaria, Rashmi
  • Brooker, Simon J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parasites & Vectors
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
7
Pages
37–37
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-37
PMID: 24447578
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Improvements in the cartography of helminth infection, combined with mathematical modelling approaches, have resulted in the most comprehensive contemporary estimates for the public health burden of STH. These numbers form an important benchmark upon which to evaluate future scale-up of major control efforts.

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