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Hookworm Infection and Environmental Factors in Mbeya Region, Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study

  • Helene Riess,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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  • Petra Clowes,

    Affiliation: NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Inge Kroidl,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Dickens O. Kowuor,

    Affiliation: NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Anthony Nsojo,

    Affiliation: NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Chacha Mangu,

    Affiliation: NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Steffen A. Schüle,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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  • Ulrich Mansmann,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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  • Christof Geldmacher,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Seif Mhina,

    Affiliation: Mbeya Regional Medical Office, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Leonard Maboko,

    Affiliation: NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Michael Hoelscher,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Center, Mbeya, Tanzania, German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Elmar Saathoff mail

    saathoff@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: September 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002408

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