Effective control of hookworm infection in school children from Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman: A four-year experience with albendazole mass chemotherapy

M. A. Idris, M. A A Shaban, M. Fatahallah

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Abstract

After 4 years of mass chemotherapy with a single annual dose of albendazole 400 mg, health education and promotion of environmental health, the prevalence of Necator americanus in Wilayat Tagah, Dhofar, Oman was reduced from 40 to 1.3% and from 6 to 0%, respectively, among rural and urban school children. Stool samples with egg load >1000 egg/gm were reduced from 28 to 0% after the first year of intervention and maintained as such in subsequent years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalActa Tropica
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2001

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Keywords

  • Albendazole 400 mg
  • Dhofar
  • Hookworms
  • Mass chemotherapy
  • Necator americanus
  • Oman
  • School children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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