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Title: Factors influencing the distribution and abundance of helminth infections : model approaches and community studies
Author: Ewald, Julie Ann
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1994
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An epidemiological survey was carried out in 1991 to study intestinal helminth infections in three human communities in Sierra Leone. Evidence was found for the presence of Ascahs lumbricoides, hookworm (probably Neca/or americanus), Trichuris trichiura. Schistosoma mansoni and Strongyloides stercoralis. A detailed analysis of the results was undertaken to detect patterns and trends in these human-helminth relationships. Statistical models were constructed to allow predictions to be made about the likely infection status of individuals with intestinal helminth infections. The most important components of the models was the age of the individual in question. The type of data investigation used in this study could be applied to other communities in other countries and could contribute to setting public health priorities, devising control strategies and optimising the use of resources.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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