Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

by Eric C. Strunz, David G. Addiss, Meredith E. Stocks et al.
PLoS Med 11(3): e1001620 (25 March 2014)

38 pp. 2.3 MB:
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/fetchObject.action;jsessionid=5D68ACE44418314915F0F6B1269384E3?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001620&representation=PDF

Preventive chemotherapy represents a powerful but short-term control strategy for soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Since humans are often re-infected rapidly, long-term solutions require improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The purpose of this study was to quantitatively summarize the relationship between WASH access or practices and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection.

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