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A Comparison of the Sensitivity and Fecal Egg Counts of the McMaster Egg Counting and Kato-Katz Thick Smear Methods for Soil-Transmitted Helminths

  • Bruno Levecke mail,

    Bruno.Levecke@UGent.be

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

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  • Jerzy M. Behnke,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Sitara S. R. Ajjampur,

    Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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  • Marco Albonico,

    Affiliation: Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • Shaali M. Ame,

    Affiliation: Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • Johannes Charlier,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

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  • Stefan M. Geiger,

    Affiliation: Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Nguyen T. V. Hoa,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Romuald I. Kamwa Ngassam,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Andrew C. Kotze,

    Affiliation: Division of Livestock Industries, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Brisbane, Australia

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  • James S. McCarthy,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute for Medical Research, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia

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  • Antonio Montresor,

    Affiliation: Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Maria V. Periago,

    Affiliation: Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Sheela Roy,

    Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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  • Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • D. T. C. Thach,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Jozef Vercruysse

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

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  • Published: June 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001201

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