Soil-transmitted helminth reinfection after drug treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 05/10/2012

STH reinfections occur rapidly after treatment, particularly for A. lumbricoides and T. trichiura. Hence, there is a need for frequent anthelmintic drug administrations to maximize the benefit of preventive chemotherapy. Integrated control approaches emphasizing health education and environmental sanitation are needed to interrupt transmission of STH.

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