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Research Article

Spatial Modelling of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Kenya: A Disease Control Planning Tool

  • Rachel L. Pullan mail,

    rachel.pullan@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peter W. Gething,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jennifer L. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Charles S. Mwandawiro,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Hugh J. W. Sturrock,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Caroline W. Gitonga,

    Affiliation: KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Simon I. Hay,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Brooker

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: February 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000958

About the Authors

Rachel L. Pullan, Jennifer L. Smith, Hugh J. W. Sturrock, Simon Brooker
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Peter W. Gething, Simon I. Hay
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Charles S. Mwandawiro
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Caroline W. Gitonga, Simon Brooker
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: rachel.pullan@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB. Performed the experiments: CWG. Analyzed the data: RLP PWG JLS HJWS. Wrote the paper: RLP CSM CWG SIH SB.