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Research Article

Reductions in the Prevalence and Incidence of Geohelminth Infections following a City-wide Sanitation Program in a Brazilian Urban Centre

  • Luciene Maura Mascarini-Serra mail,

    luciene@ibb.unesp.br

    Affiliations: Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biociências, Estadual University of Julio Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Carlos A. Telles,

    Affiliations: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Departamento de Ciências Exatas, Estadual University of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Matildes S. Prado,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Sheila Alvim Mattos,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Agostino Strina,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Neuza M. Alcantara-Neves,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Mauricio L. Barreto

    Affiliation: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Published: February 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000588

About the Authors

Luciene Maura Mascarini-Serra
Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biociências, Estadual University of Julio Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Luciene Maura Mascarini-Serra, Carlos A. Telles, Matildes S. Prado, Sheila Alvim Mattos, Agostino Strina, Mauricio L. Barreto
Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Carlos A. Telles
Departamento de Ciências Exatas, Estadual University of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
Neuza M. Alcantara-Neves
Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: luciene@ibb.unesp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS MLB. Performed the experiments: MSP SAM MLB. Analyzed the data: LMMS CAT AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LMMS CAT NMAN. Wrote the paper: LMMS CAT MSP SAM AS NMAN MLB.