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Mapping of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in the Regions of Centre, East and West Cameroon

  • Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté mail,

    tchuemtchuente@schisto.com

    Affiliations: National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Laboratory of Parasitology and Ecology, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Romuald Isaka Kamwa Ngassam,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Laurentine Sumo,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Pierre Ngassam,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitology and Ecology, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Calvine Dongmo Noumedem,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Deguy D'or Luogbou Nzu,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Esther Dankoni,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Christian Mérimé Kenfack,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Nestor Feussom Gipwe,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Julie Akame,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Ann Tarini,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Yaobi Zhang,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Regional Office for Africa, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Fru Fobuzski Angwafo III

    Affiliation: Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Published: March 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001553

About the Authors

Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Pierre Ngassam
Laboratory of Parasitology and Ecology, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Romuald Isaka Kamwa Ngassam, Laurentine Sumo, Calvine Dongmo Noumedem, Deguy D'or Luogbou Nzu, Esther Dankoni, Christian Mérimé Kenfack, Nestor Feussom Gipwe
Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Julie Akame, Ann Tarini
Helen Keller International, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Yaobi Zhang
Helen Keller International, Regional Office for Africa, Dakar, Senegal
Fru Fobuzski Angwafo III
Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Corresponding Author

Email: tchuemtchuente@schisto.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: L-ATT YZ AT FFA. Performed the experiments: L-ATT RIKN LS PN CDN DDLN ED CMK NFG JA. Analyzed the data: L-ATT YZ. Wrote the paper: L-ATT YZ. Field surveys and data collection: L-ATT RIKN LS PN CDN DDLN ED CMK NFG. Provided detailed comments on the draft: AT JA FFA. Provided leadership for the national schistosomiasis and STH control programme: L-ATT FFA.