volume 93, issue 6, P1311-1317 2015
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0467
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Abstract: Abstract. World Health Organization recommendations for the timing and target population for mass drug administration (MDA) for schistosomiasis are based on the prevalence of infection in school children within a given community. In a large study comparing MDA approaches for Schistosoma mansoni control, we evaluated whether prevalence of infection and egg burdens in 9-to 12-year-old students reflected infection levels in young children and adults in the same community. Cross-sectional surveys of preadolescent…

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