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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
THEME ISSUE
Global Poverty and Human Development

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Schistosoma hematobium and S. mansoni among Children, Southern Sudan

Roberto Deganello*1, Mario Cruciani†Comments to Author , Claudio Beltramello, Otine Duncan*, Vincent Oyugi§, and Antonio Montresor
Author affiliations: *World Health Organization Headquarters for Southern Sudan, Nairobi, Kenya; †Center of Preventive Medicine and HIV Outpatient Clinic, Verona, Italy; ‡Ospedale di Treviso, Treviso, Italy; §Comitato di Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio Volontario, Southern Sudan, Geneva, Switzerland; and ¶World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam;

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Table

Prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma mansoni and S. hematobium in 2 villages in Southern Sudan

Location S. hematobium
S. mansoni
No. positive specimens/total examined (%) No. high intensity infections (%)* No. positive specimens/total examined (%) No. moderate intensity infections (%)† No. heavy intensity infections (%)‡
Lui (West Equatoria) 0/200 0 103/200 (51.5) 33 (16.5) 16 (8)
Nyal (Upper Nile) 146/200 (73) 57 (28.5) 140/200 (70) 54 (27) 37 (18.5)

*>50 eggs/10 mL urine.
†100–399 eggs/g feces.
>400 eggs/g feces.

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1Current affiliation: University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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