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Research Article

Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections among Plantation Sector Schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: Prevalence after Ten Years of Preventive Chemotherapy

  • Kithsiri Gunawardena,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

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  • Balachandran Kumarendran,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

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  • Roshini Ebenezer,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, London, United Kingdom

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  • Muditha Sanjeewa Gunasingha,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

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  • Arunasalam Pathmeswaran,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

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  • Nilanthi de Silva mail

    nrdesilva@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka

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  • Published: September 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001341

About the Authors

Kithsiri Gunawardena, Muditha Sanjeewa Gunasingha, Nilanthi de Silva
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
Balachandran Kumarendran, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
Roshini Ebenezer
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: nrdesilva@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KG BK RE AP NdS. Analyzed the data: BK AP. Wrote the paper: KG NdS. Supervised data collection in the field and laboratory investigations: KG BK RE MSG.