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The impact of an 8-year mass drug administration programme on prevalence, intensity and co-infections of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Burundi

Ortu, G; Assoum, M; Wittmann, U; Knowles, S C L; Clements, M; Ndayishimiye, O; Basáñez, M-G; Lau, C; Clements, A; Fenwick, A; Magalhaes, R J S

Authors

G Ortu

M Assoum

U Wittmann

S C L Knowles

M Clements

O Ndayishimiye

M-G Basáñez

C Lau

A Clements

A Fenwick

R J S Magalhaes



Abstract

Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are amongst the most prevalent infections in the world. Mass drug administration (MDA) programmes have become the most commonly used national interventions for endemic countries to achieve elimination. This paper aims to describe the effect of an 8-year MDA programme on the prevalence, intensity of infection and co-infection of STH in Burundi from 2007 to 2014 and critically appraise the trajectory towards STH elimination in the country.

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Ortu, G., Assoum, M., Wittmann, U., Knowles, S. C. L., Clements, M., Ndayishimiye, O., …Magalhaes, R. J. S. (2016). The impact of an 8-year mass drug administration programme on prevalence, intensity and co-infections of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Burundi. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1794-9

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 7, 2016
Publication Date Sep 22, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 18, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 18, 2018
Journal Parasites & Vectors
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 513
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1794-9
Public URL https://rvc-repository.worktribe.com/output/1395465

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