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Assessment of the Anthelmintic Efficacy of Albendazole in School Children in Seven Countries Where Soil-Transmitted Helminths Are Endemic

  • Jozef Vercruysse mail,

    Jozef.Vercruysse@ugent.be

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium

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  • Jerzy M. Behnke,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Marco Albonico,

    Affiliation: Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • Shaali Makame Ame,

    Affiliation: Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • Cécile Angebault,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Clinical Pathology Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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  • Jeffrey M. Bethony,

    Affiliation: Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Dirk Engels,

    Affiliation: Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Bertrand Guillard,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Clinical Pathology Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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  • Nguyen Thi Viet Hoa,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Gagandeep Kang,

    Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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  • Deepthi Kattula,

    Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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  • Andrew C. Kotze,

    Affiliation: Division of Livestock Industries, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Brisbane, Australia

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  • James S. McCarthy,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute for Medical Research, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia

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  • Zeleke Mekonnen,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

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  • Antonio Montresor,

    Affiliation: Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Maria Victoria Periago,

    Affiliation: Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Laurentine Sumo,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

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  • Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

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  • Dang Thi Cam Thach,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Ahmed Zeynudin,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

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  • Bruno Levecke

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium

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  • Published: March 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000948

About the Authors

Jozef Vercruysse, Bruno Levecke
Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium
Jerzy M. Behnke
School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Marco Albonico, Shaali Makame Ame
Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Cécile Angebault, Bertrand Guillard
Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Clinical Pathology Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Jeffrey M. Bethony, Maria Victoria Periago
Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dirk Engels, Antonio Montresor
Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Nguyen Thi Viet Hoa, Dang Thi Cam Thach
National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Gagandeep Kang, Deepthi Kattula
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Andrew C. Kotze
Division of Livestock Industries, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Brisbane, Australia
James S. McCarthy
Queensland Institute for Medical Research, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
Zeleke Mekonnen, Ahmed Zeynudin
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Laurentine Sumo, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Corresponding Author

Email: Jozef.Vercruysse@ugent.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JV JMB MA ACK JSM AM BL. Performed the experiments: SMA CA JMB DE BG NTVH GK DK ZM MVP LS L-ATT DTCT AZ. Analyzed the data: JV JMB BL. Wrote the paper: JV JMB BL. Revision of the paper: MA JMB ACK JSM AM. Recruitment and enrolment of patients and parasitological examinations: SMA CA JMB DE BG NTVH GK DK ZM MVP LS L-ATT DTCT AZ.