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Title: Scaling down of a deworming programme among school-age children after a thirty-year successful intervention in the Bolivian Chaco.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Trop. Med. Int. Health.2018 06;(23)6:616-621
Abstract: Preventive chemotherapy is the WHO-recommended control method for soil-transmitted helminthiases. In the Bolivian Chaco, 6-monthly single-dose mebendazole delivery to school-age children achieved a dramatic decrease in soil-transmitted helminthiases prevalence between 1987 and 2013. Consequently, in September 2016, preventive chemotherapy delivery was interrupted in nine rural communities. In compliance with WHO recommendations, we intensified surveillance to monitor soil-transmitted helminthiases prevalence and detect potential changes that would require interventions.
PMID: 29660815
Rights: openAccess
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