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Effect of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections on Physical Fitness of School Children in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Ivan Müller,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Public Health, Institute for Sports and Sports Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Jean T. Coulibaly,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Thomas Fürst,

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

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  • Stefanie Knopp,

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

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  • Jan Hattendorf,

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

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  • Stefanie J. Krauth,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Katarina Stete,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Aurélie A. Righetti,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Dominik Glinz,

    Affiliations: Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Adrien K. Yao,

    Affiliation: Services de Santé Scolaire et Universitaire, Agboville, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Uwe Pühse,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Institute for Sports and Sports Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Eliézer K. N'Goran,

    Affiliations: Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Jürg Utzinger mail

    juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

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

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  • Published: July 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001239

About the Authors

Ivan Müller, Jean T. Coulibaly, Thomas Fürst, Stefanie Knopp, Jan Hattendorf, Stefanie J. Krauth, Katarina Stete, Aurélie A. Righetti, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Ivan Müller, Uwe Pühse
Department of Public Health, Institute for Sports and Sports Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ivan Müller, Jean T. Coulibaly, Stefanie J. Krauth, Katarina Stete, Aurélie A. Righetti, Dominik Glinz, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Jean T. Coulibaly, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Jean T. Coulibaly, Thomas Fürst, Stefanie Knopp, Jan Hattendorf, Stefanie J. Krauth, Aurélie A. Righetti, Jürg Utzinger
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Katarina Stete
Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Dominik Glinz
Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Adrien K. Yao
Services de Santé Scolaire et Universitaire, Agboville, Côte d'Ivoire

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: IM TF SK JH UP EKN JU. Performed the experiments: IM JTC SJK KS AAR DG AKY EKN TF JU. Analyzed the data: IM TF JH JU. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AKY EKN UP JU. Wrote the paper: IM TF SK DG JH JU.