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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000

Perspective

Evidence Against Rapid Emergence of Praziquantel Resistance in Schistosoma haematobium, Kenya

Charles H. King*, Eric M. Muchiri†, and John H. Ouma†
Author affiliations: *Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; †Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya

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Table 2

Schistosoma haematobium, Coast Province, Kenya, and elsewhere in Africa

Site Cure rate(s) observed (%) Year(s) Reference
Coast Province, Kenya
Kajiwe, Kilifi district 62-65 1994 Olds et al., 45
Msambweni area, Kwale district 65-96 1984-91 present study
Southern Kwale district 84 1986 King et al., 46
Kwale district 87 1986 Stephenson et al., 47
Elsewhere
Senegal 80-93 1995 Shaw et al., 48
Ghana 67 1994 Chan et al., 9
Zimbabwe 72 1986 Taylor et al, 49
Mauritania 90-95 1985-86 Etard et al., 50
Ghana 60 1984 Mott et al., 42
Egypt 59-62 1983 el Malatawy et al., 51
Gambia 57-93 1983 Wilkins et al., 52
Tanzania 66-83 1979 McMahon and Kolstrup, 53

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