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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

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An Increase in Hookworm Infection Temporally Associated With Ecologic Change

Bruce Lilley*, Patrick Lammie†, Jennifer Dickerson†, and Mark Eberhard†
Author affiliations: *University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Upper panel: The prevalence of Ascaris (solid bars) and Trichuris (hatched bars) for each of the indicated stool collection periods. Lower panel: The prevalence of hookworm infection for the same collection periods. A total of 881 stools were examined after Formalin-ethyl acetate concentration (mean 98 per collection period, range 33-174).

Figure. Upper panel: The prevalence of Ascaris (solid bars) and Trichuris (hatched bars) for each of the indicated stool collection periods. Lower panel: The prevalence of hookworm infection for the same collection periods. A total of 881 stools were examined after Formalin-ethyl acetate concentration (mean 98 per collection period, range 33-174).

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