Effective Control of Schistosoma haematobium Infection in a Ghanaian Community following Installation of a Water Recreation Area

Kosinski, Karen Claire.
Durant, John L.
Stadecker, Miguel J.
Woodin, Mark
Gute, David M.
2012-07

Background: Urogenital schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium was endemic in Adasawase, Ghana in 2007. Transmission was reported to be primarily through recreational water contact. Methods: We designed a water recreation area (WRA) to prevent transmission to school-aged children. The WRA features a concrete pool supplied by a borehole well and a gravity-driven rainwater coll... read more

Subjects
Provost Open Access Fund
Tufts University. Community Health Program
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Department of Pathology
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/77752
Original publication
Kosinski, Karen C., Michael N. Adjei, Kwabena M. Bosompem, Jonathan J. Crocker, John L. Durant, Dickson Osabutey, Jeanine D. Plummer, et al. "Effective Control of Schistosoma haematobium Infection in a Ghanaian Community following Installation of a Water Recreation Area." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 6 no. 7 (July 2012): 1-10, accessed June 19, 2013: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001709
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