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Thursday, June 17 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Impact of Schistosomiasis and Polyparasitic Infections on Anemia, Growth and Physical Fitness in Children in Coastal Kenya

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Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, remains one of the most serious and prevalent diseases worldwide. In 2005, there were an estimated 207 million people infected, with 89% of these living in the less-developed areas of rural sub-Saharan Africa and South America .Recently the term silent pandemic has been given to Schistosomiasis in relation to the historical underestimation of non-life threatening morbidities associated with the disease such as anemia, growth impairment in children and exercise intolerance. The focus of our ongoing study in Kenya is to address those morbidities as part of a larger study examining the ecology of transmission of Schistosomiasis.

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

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