Surveillance for Soil-Transmitted Helminths in High-Risk County, Mississippi, USA

Bradbury, Richard S., Martin, Lora, Malloch, Lacy, Martin, Maygan, Williams, John M., Patterson, Kayla, Sanders, Cameron, Singh, Gurbaksh, Arguello, Irene, Rodriguez, Eduardo, Byers, Paul, Haynie, Lisa, Qvarnstrom, Yvonne, and Hobbs, Charlotte V. (2023) Surveillance for Soil-Transmitted Helminths in High-Risk County, Mississippi, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 29 (12). pp. 2533-2537.

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Abstract

Recent reports of hookworm infection in Alabama, USA, has prompted surveillance in Mississippi, given the states’ similar environmental conditions. We collected stool specimens from 277 children in Rankin County, Mississippi. Kato–Katz microscopic smear, agar plate culture, and quantitative PCR indicated no soil-transmitted helminths. Nevertheless, further surveillance in other high-risk Mississippi counties is warranted.

Item ID: 81805
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1080-6059
Copyright Information: All materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs, are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation. [From Website]
Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 00:16
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320704 Medical parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 60%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 40%
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