Effects of a Post-Deworming Health Hygiene Education Intervention on Absenteeism in School-Age Children of the Peruvian Amazon

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François L Thériault; Mathieu Maheu-Giroux; Brittany Blouin; Martin Casapía; Theresa W Gyorkos;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: volume 8,issue 8issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003007, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003007., pmc: PMC4133165
  • Subject: Global Health | Research Article | Ascariasis | Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases | Trichuriasis | Infectious Diseases | Helminth Infections | Tropical Diseases | Hookworm Diseases | RC955-962 | Neglected Tropical Diseases | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Public and Occupational Health | Pediatrics | Parasitic Diseases | Medicine and Health Sciences | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine
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Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are a leading cause of disability and disease burden in school-age children of worm-endemic regions. Their effect on school absenteeism, however, remains unclear. The World Health Organization currently recommends delivering ma... View more
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