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Research Article

How Effective Is School-Based Deworming for the Community-Wide Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminths?

  • Roy M. Anderson mail,

    roy.anderson@imperial.ac.uk (RMA); d.hollingsworth@imperial.ac.uk (TDH)

    Affiliation: London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • James E. Truscott,

    Affiliation: Partnership for Child Development, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rachel L. Pullan,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Simon J. Brooker,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • T. Deirdre Hollingsworth mail

    roy.anderson@imperial.ac.uk (RMA); d.hollingsworth@imperial.ac.uk (TDH)

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002027

About the Authors

Roy M. Anderson
London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
James E. Truscott
Partnership for Child Development, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Rachel L. Pullan, Simon J. Brooker
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Simon J. Brooker
Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
T. Deirdre Hollingsworth
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

Roy M. Anderson is non-executive member of the board of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GlaxoSmithKline provided no financial support for the work and played no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RMA JET TDH. Performed the experiments: RMA JET TDH. Analyzed the data: RMA JET TDH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RMA JET TDH. Wrote the paper: RMA JET RLP SJB TDH.