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Research Article

Geohelminth Infections among Pregnant Women in Rural Western Kenya; a Cross-Sectional Study

  • Anna M. van Eijk mail,

    amvaneijk@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Kim A. Lindblade,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centre for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Frank Odhiambo,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • Elizabeth Peterson,

    Affiliation: Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Daniel H. Rosen,

    Affiliation: Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Diana Karanja,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • John G. Ayisi,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • Ya Ping Shi,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centre for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kubaje Adazu,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • Laurence Slutsker

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centre for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: January 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000370

About the Authors

Anna M. van Eijk
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kim A. Lindblade, Ya Ping Shi, Laurence Slutsker
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centre for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Frank Odhiambo, Diana Karanja, John G. Ayisi, Kubaje Adazu
Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
Elizabeth Peterson
Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
Daniel H. Rosen
Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harare, Zimbabwe

Corresponding Author

Email: amvaneijk@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AvE KAL. Analyzed the data: AvE KAL FO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMK YPS. Wrote the paper: AvE. Conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data: KAL. Critical review of the manuscript: KAL FO DHR DMK JGA YPS KA LS. Conduct of study, analysis and interpretation of data: FO. Data entry, analysis and interpretation: DHR. Conduct of the study, interpretation of data: DMK YPS. Conduct of the study, drafting the manuscript: JGA. Design of study, interpretation of data: KA LS.