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dc.contributor.authorEtard, J F
dc.contributor.authorBorel, E
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-06T14:28:34Z
dc.date.available2008-03-06T14:28:34Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citation[Man-water contacts and urinary schistosomiasis in a Mauritanian village] 1992, 40 (4):268-75notRev Epidemiol Sante Publiqueen
dc.identifier.issn0398-7620
dc.identifier.pmid1462034
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/19978
dc.description.abstractFor the period September to December 1985, 1226 water contacts were recorded during 8 days of direct observation. Various activities were analysed in order to determine their responsibility in transmission. An index of exposure, allowing for duration of contact, body surface exposed and infectiousness of the water was calculated for each contact. Domestic contacts, primarily female, represented 62% of the observations but only 15% of total exposure. Conversely, contacts for recreational purposes mainly involved young boys and accounted for 14% of the observations and 70% of total exposure. Between 6 and 20 years of age the mean index of exposure by contact was higher in males than in females. Changing water contact behavior seems to be an unrealistic means of preventing transmission in the community studied. The most appropriate strategy of control would appear to be selective treatment of heavily infected individuals.
dc.languagefre
dc.language.isofren
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Revue d'épidémiologie et de Santé Publiqueen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposureen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMauritaniaen
dc.subject.meshSchistosomiasis haematobiaen
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.subject.meshWater Supplyen
dc.subject.meshWeatheren
dc.title[Man-water contacts and urinary schistosomiasis in a Mauritanian village]fr
dc.contributor.departmentDépartement de Parsitologie et Médecine Tropicale, Université Lyon I et Médecins sans Frontières, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalRevue d'épidémiologie et de Santé Publiqueen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:33:49Z
html.description.abstractFor the period September to December 1985, 1226 water contacts were recorded during 8 days of direct observation. Various activities were analysed in order to determine their responsibility in transmission. An index of exposure, allowing for duration of contact, body surface exposed and infectiousness of the water was calculated for each contact. Domestic contacts, primarily female, represented 62% of the observations but only 15% of total exposure. Conversely, contacts for recreational purposes mainly involved young boys and accounted for 14% of the observations and 70% of total exposure. Between 6 and 20 years of age the mean index of exposure by contact was higher in males than in females. Changing water contact behavior seems to be an unrealistic means of preventing transmission in the community studied. The most appropriate strategy of control would appear to be selective treatment of heavily infected individuals.


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