Effective Control of Schistosoma haematobium Infection in a Ghanaian Community following Installation of a Water Recreation AreaKosinski, Karen Claire.
Durant, John L.
Stadecker, Miguel J.
Gute, David M.
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
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- 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