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Research Article

Patterns and Risk Factors of Helminthiasis and Anemia in a Rural and a Peri-urban Community in Zanzibar, in the Context of Helminth Control Programs

  • Stefanie Knopp,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Khalfan A. Mohammed,

    Affiliation: Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • J. Russell Stothard,

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • I. Simba Khamis,

    Affiliation: Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • David Rollinson,

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Hanspeter Marti,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical and Diagnostic Services, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Jürg Utzinger mail

    juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: May 11, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000681

About the Authors

Stefanie Knopp, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Khalfan A. Mohammed, I. Simba Khamis
Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania
J. Russell Stothard, David Rollinson
Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Hanspeter Marti
Department of Medical and Diagnostic Services, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK KAM JRS DR HM JU. Performed the experiments: SK JRS ISK HM. Analyzed the data: SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KAM JRS ISK DR HM JU. Wrote the paper: SK KAM JRS DR HM JU.