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High burden of Schistosoma mansoni infection in school-aged children in Marolambo District, Madagascar

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, June 2017
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High burden of Schistosoma mansoni infection in school-aged children in Marolambo District, Madagascar
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Parasites & Vectors, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2249-7
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Stephen A. Spencer, James M. St. John Penney, Hannah J. Russell, Anthony P. Howe, Cortland Linder, Andriamahitsisambatra L. D. Rakotomampianina, Anjara M. Nandimbiniaina, S Bertel Squire, J. Russell Stothard, Amaya L. Bustinduy, Alain M. Rahetilahy


A school-based survey was undertaken to assess prevalence and infection intensity of schistosomiasis in school-aged children in the Marolambo District of Madagascar. School-aged children from six purposively selected schools were tested for Schistosoma haematobium by urine filtration and Schistosoma mansoni using circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) and Kato-Katz stool analysis. The investigators did not address soil-transmitted helminths (STH) in this study. Of 399 school-aged children screened, 93.7% were infected with S. mansoni based on CCA analysis. Kato-Katz analysis of stool revealed S. mansoni infection in 73.6% (215/ 292). Heavy infections (> 400 eggs per gram) were common (32.1%; 69/ 215), with a mean of 482 eggs per gram of stool. Moderate infection intensities were detected in 31.2% (67/ 215) and light infection intensities in 36.7% (79/ 215) of infected participants. No infection with S. haematobium was detected by urine filtration. Intestinal schistosomiasis appears a considerable public health issue in this remote area of Madagascar where there is a pressing need for mass drug administration.

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Unknown 42 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Master 7 17%
Researcher 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 8 19%

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