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Research Article

Infection and Co-infection with Helminths and Plasmodium among School Children in Côte d’Ivoire: Results from a National Cross-Sectional Survey

  • Richard B. Yapi,

    Affiliations: Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Eveline Hürlimann,

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

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  • Clarisse A. Houngbedji,

    Affiliations: Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences de la Nature, Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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  • Prisca B. Ndri,

    Affiliations: Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences de la Nature, Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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  • Kigbafori D. Silué,

    Affiliations: Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, 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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  • Gotianwa Soro,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Santé Scolaire et Universitaire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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  • Ferdinand N. Kouamé,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Santé Scolaire et Universitaire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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  • Penelope Vounatsou,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 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, Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Eliézer K. N’Goran,

    Affiliations: Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, 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,

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

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  • Giovanna Raso mail

    giovanna.raso@unibas.ch

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

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  • Published: June 05, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002913

About the Authors

Richard B. Yapi, Kigbafori D. Silué, Eliézer K. N’Goran
Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Richard B. Yapi, Eveline Hürlimann, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Prisca B. Ndri, Kigbafori D. Silué, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Giovanna Raso
Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Richard B. Yapi, Eveline Hürlimann, Penelope Vounatsou, Thomas Fürst, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Richard B. Yapi, Eveline Hürlimann, Penelope Vounatsou, Thomas Fürst, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Prisca B. Ndri
Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences de la Nature, Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Gotianwa Soro, Ferdinand N. Kouamé
Programme National de Santé Scolaire et Universitaire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Thomas Fürst
Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Thomas Fürst
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: giovanna.raso@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GR EKN JU PV. Performed the experiments: RBY EH CAH PBN KDS GS FNK GR. Analyzed the data: RBY TF GR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GR EKN JU. Wrote the paper: RBY EH CAH PBN KDS GS FNK PV TF EKN JU GR. Contributed to the management and analysis of the data: RBY EH CAH PBN TF GR. Supervised the study: GR KDS GS FNK. Read, revised and approved the final manuscript: RBY EH CAH PBN KDS GS FNK PV TF EKN JU GR.