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Soil-transmitted helminth infection, skin infection, anaemia, and growth retardation in schoolchildren of Taveuni Island, Fiji.

Authors
  • Thomas, Mark
  • Woodfield, Graeme
  • Moses, Christine
  • Amos, Geoffrey
Type
Published Article
Journal
The New Zealand medical journal
Publication Date
Jun 03, 2005
Volume
118
Issue
1216
Identifiers
PMID: 15937527
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The relatively low overall prevalence of hookworm infection and of anaemia suggests that regular anthelminthic treatment of schoolchildren would only provide modest health benefits. Further study is needed to identify the reasons why Taveuni Island schoolchildren weigh less than expected for their age.

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