Factors Influencing the Distribution and Abundance of Helminth Infections: Model Approaches and Community Studies

Ewald, Julie Ann (1994) Factors Influencing the Distribution and Abundance of Helminth Infections: Model Approaches and Community Studies. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

An epidemiological survey was carried out in 1991 to study intestinal helminth infections in three human communities in Sierra Leone. Evidence was found for the presence of Ascahs lumbricoides, hookworm (probably Neca/or americanus), Trichuris trichiura. Schistosoma mansoni and Strongyloides stercoralis. A detailed analysis of the results was undertaken to detect patterns and trends in these human-helminth relationships. Statistical models were constructed to allow predictions to be made about the likely infection status of individuals with intestinal helminth infections. The most important components of the models was the age of the individual in question. The type of data investigation used in this study could be applied to other communities in other countries and could contribute to setting public health priorities, devising control strategies and optimising the use of resources.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: David Crompton
Keywords: Epidemiology, Parasitology
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-74633
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:28
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:28
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74633

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