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Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Self-Reported Morbidity of Strongyloides stercoralis and Hookworm Infection in a Co-Endemic Setting

  • Sören L. Becker,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Benjamin Sieto,

    Affiliation: Dispensaire Rural de Léléblé, Léléblé, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Kigbafori D. Silué,

    Affiliations: Laboratoire de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Unité de Formation et de Recherche (UFR) Biosciences, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Lucas Adjossan,

    Affiliation: Hôpital General de Taabo-Cité, Taabo-Cité, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Siaka Koné,

    Affiliation: Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Christoph Hatz,

    Affiliations: University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Medical Services and Diagnostic, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Winfried V. Kern,

    Affiliation: Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Eliézer K. N'Goran,

    Affiliations: Laboratoire de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Unité de Formation et de Recherche (UFR) Biosciences, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, 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: August 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001292
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Sören L. Becker, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Sören L. Becker, Christoph Hatz, Jürg Utzinger
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Sören L. Becker, Winfried V. Kern
Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Benjamin Sieto
Dispensaire Rural de Léléblé, Léléblé, Côte d'Ivoire
Kigbafori D. Silué, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Laboratoire de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Unité de Formation et de Recherche (UFR) Biosciences, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Kigbafori D. Silué, Siaka Koné, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Lucas Adjossan
Hôpital General de Taabo-Cité, Taabo-Cité, Côte d'Ivoire
Christoph Hatz
Department of Medical Services and Diagnostic, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Christoph Hatz
Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, 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: SLB CH EKN JU. Performed the experiments: SLB BS KDS LA EKN JU. Analyzed the data: SLB CH WVK EKN JU. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BS KDS LA SK. Wrote the paper: SLB CH JU.