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Towards a global epidemiological database for helminth infections

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dc.title Towards a global epidemiological database for helminth infections en
ethesis.discipline Bacteriology and Immunology en
ethesis.discipline Bakteriologia ja immunologia fi
ethesis.discipline Bakteriologi och immunologi sv
ethesis.department Kliniskteoretiska institutionen. Haartman-institutet sv
ethesis.department Haartman Institute en
ethesis.department Kliinisteoreettinen laitos. Haartman-instituutti fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Medicine en
ethesis.faculty Medicinska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Heino, Pia
dct.issued 2009
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are major public health problems in tropical and subtropical countries. In 2006, the World Health Organization launched a new strategy against helminth infections, based on the concept of preventive chemotherapy. Ac-cording to this recommendation, anthelminthic drugs should be distributed to all at risk of infection, with the aim of reducing morbidity and the intensity of infection. This report describes the process of constructing an epidemiological database, which attempts to incorporate all information available on the global prevalence of STH, schistosomiasis and other helminthiases. This database can be used as a tool for the implementation of preventive chemotherapy. The aim is also to gather information on the availability of epidemiological data on helminth infections. I found out that data on STH and schistosomiasis are lacking especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Better data collection and communication between WHO and endemic countries should therefore be developed. en
dct.subject Helminthiasis en
dct.subject Schistosomiasis en
dct.subject Epidemiology en
dct.subject Prevalence en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Saxén, Harri
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507282363
dc.type.dcmitype Text
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi 3602
ethesis-internal.updated TRUE2

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