Giardia duodenalis and Soil-transmitted Helminths infections in Children in Sao Tome and Principe: Do we think Giardia when addressing Parasite Control?
- Autores: Afonso G, Baptista-Fernandes T, de Freitas PT, Ferreira FS, Garrido E, Lima A, Neves E, Oliveira D, Rodrigues R, Zaky A
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25604490
Giardia duodenalis prevalence is commonly as high as soil-transmitted helminths (STH), nevertheless is not considered for large-scale chemotherapy through mass drug administration (MDA) due to its short incubation period and frequent reinfections, its control being associated to improving access to water and sanitation.