A critical appraisal of control strategies for soil-transmitted helminths

Campbell, Suzy J., Nery, Susana V., McCarthy, James S., Gray, Darren J., Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo J. and Clements, Archie C. A. (2016) A critical appraisal of control strategies for soil-transmitted helminths. Trends in Parasitology, 32 2: 97-107. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.006


Author Campbell, Suzy J.
Nery, Susana V.
McCarthy, James S.
Gray, Darren J.
Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo J.
Clements, Archie C. A.
Title A critical appraisal of control strategies for soil-transmitted helminths
Journal name Trends in Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5007
1471-4922
Publication date 2016-02
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 97
End page 107
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Trends Journals
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Interventions that lead to reductions in soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) include chemotherapy with anthelmintic drugs and improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In this opinion article we aim to determine the evidence for optimal approaches for STH control. First we explore the evidence for the above interventions. We then appraise two integration strategies: current chemotherapy-oriented integrated neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and expanded ‘multicomponent integration’, which includes integrated chemotherapy, WASH, and other intervention strategies. While multicomponent integrated control may be an effective approach to sustainably reduce STH transmission, there is a need for evidence to prove the feasibility of this approach.
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