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Water-contact patterns and schistosoma mansoni infection in a rural community in northeast Brazil
Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
We evaluated the influence of water-related human activities, contaminative behaviour, house location, education and socio-economic status on endemic Schistosoma mansoni infection. The study was conducted in a hilry non-irrigated area of rural northeast Brazil amongst a defined population of subsistence farmers, of whom 93% were infected by age 20. The area was mapped, water bodies were surveyed, and a detailed questionnaire was performed on each household. Infection was assessed by duplicatedoi:10.1590/s0036-46651987000100001 pmid:3114861 fatcat:6jqm7ovejbbu7n7oqjsqslfqsq