Spatial modelling of soil-transmitted helminth infections in kenya: a disease control planning tool.


Pullan, RL; Gething, PW; Smith, JL; Mwandawiro, CS; Sturrock, HJ; Gitonga, CW; Hay, SI; Brooker, S; (2011) Spatial modelling of soil-transmitted helminth infections in kenya: a disease control planning tool. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 5 (2). e958. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000958

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Abstract

Implementation of control of parasitic diseases requires accurate, contemporary maps that provide intervention recommendations at policy-relevant spatial scales. To guide control of soil transmitted helminths (STHs), maps are required of the combined prevalence of infection, indicating where this prevalence exceeds an intervention threshold of 20%. Here we present a new approach for mapping the observed prevalence of STHs, using the example of Kenya in 2009.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Neglected Tropical Diseases Network
PubMed ID: 21347451
Web of Science ID: 287696700008
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314

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