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Uncovering the hidden: surveillance of the emergence of anthelmintic resistance in human population with soil-transmitted helminths in southern Mozambique

AuthorsGrau-Pujol, B.; Martínez Valladares, María ; Gandasegui, J.; Cano, J.; Cossa, A.; Sacoor, C.; Munoz, J.
Issue Date2019
Citation11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health (ECTMIH), (2019)
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 113: S36 (2019)
AbstractOver one billion people worldwide are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STH). STH infections (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm and Strongyloides stercoralis) can contribute to anaemia, malnutrition, and delayed cognitive development among others. Currently, the cornerstone for controlling STH is mass drug administration (MDA) programs with benzimidazole drugs, albendazole or mebendazole. However, some studies start to suspect of benzimidazole-resistance, already observed in veterinary medicine in high rates.
DescriptionTrabajo presentado al: . 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health (ECTMIH), oral presentation O89. Liverpool (Reino Unido), 16-20 septiembre, 2019.
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