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The contribution of water contact behavior to the high Schistosoma mansoni Infection rates observed in the Senegal River Basin

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Title
The contribution of water contact behavior to the high Schistosoma mansoni Infection rates observed in the Senegal River Basin
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BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-198
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Seydou Sow, Sake J de Vlas, Foekje Stelma, Kim Vereecken, Bruno Gryseels, Katja Polman

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is one of the major parasitic diseases in the world in terms of people infected and those at risk. Infection occurs through contact with water contaminated with larval forms of the parasite, which are released by freshwater snails and then penetrate the skin of people. Schistosomiasis infection and human water contact are thus essentially linked, and more knowledge about their relationship will help us to develop appropriate control measures. So far, only few studies have related water contact patterns to infection levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 10%
Other 11 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 14%
Environmental Science 5 10%
Unspecified 5 10%
Other 9 18%

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