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Research Article

Prevalence Distribution and Risk Factors for Schistosoma hematobium Infection among School Children in Blantyre, Malawi

  • Atupele P. Kapito-Tembo mail,

    atupelekapito@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Ministry of Health and Population, Blantyre District Health Office, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Victor Mwapasa,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Steven R. Meshnick,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Young Samanyika,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health and Population, Blantyre District Health Office, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Dan Banda,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Cameron Bowie,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Sarah Radke

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: January 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000361

About the Authors

Atupele P. Kapito-Tembo, Steven R. Meshnick, Sarah Radke
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Atupele P. Kapito-Tembo, Young Samanyika
Ministry of Health and Population, Blantyre District Health Office, Blantyre, Malawi
Victor Mwapasa, Cameron Bowie
Department of Community Health, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi
Dan Banda
Department of Microbiology, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi

Corresponding Author

Email: atupelekapito@yahoo.co.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: APKT VM SRM YS CB. Performed the experiments: YS DB SR. Analyzed the data: APKT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SRM DB. Wrote the paper: APKT VM SRM YS CB SR.