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Malaria and Helminth Coinfection among Children at the Douala Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital

October 11, 2021 - 19:34 -- Open Access
Flavio A, Cedric Y, Nadia NAC, Payne VK
J Trop Med. 2021 Jul 1;2021:3702693

Malaria and helminth infections are major public health issues in sub-Saharan Africa including Cameroon. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence and risk factors associated with malaria and helminth coinfection among children in the Douala Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital (HGOPED) in Douala, southwestern Cameroon.

NOT Open Access | Differential drivers of intraspecific and interspecific competition during malaria-helminth co-infection

May 12, 2021 - 09:06 -- NOT Open Access
Wait LF, Kamiya T, Fairlie-Clarke KJ, Metcalf CJE, Graham AL, Mideo N
Parasitology. 2021 May 11:1-38

No abstract available

Polyparasitism with Schistosoma haematobium, Plasmodium and soil-transmitted helminths in school-aged children in Muyuka-Cameroon following implementation of control measures: a cross sectional study

February 25, 2021 - 10:05 -- Open Access
Sumbele IUN, Otia OV, Bopda OSM, Ebai CB, Kimbi HK, Nkuo-Akenji T
Infect Dis Poverty. 2021 Feb 17;10(1):14

Despite the ubiquity of polyparasitism, its health impacts have been inadequately studied. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and determinants of polyparasitism with Schistosoma haematobium, Plasmodium and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) following sustained control measures, as well as evaluate the outcomes and clinical correlates of infection in school-aged children (SAC) living in the schistosomiasis endemic focus of Muyuka-Cameroon.

Malaria and helminth co-infections in children living in endemic countries: A systematic review with meta-analysis

February 23, 2021 - 14:05 -- Open Access
Afolabi MO, Ale BM, Dabira ED, Agbla SC, Bustinduy AL, Ndiaye JLA, Greenwood B
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Feb 18;15(2):e0009138

Current knowledge on the burden of, and interactions between malaria and helminth co-infections, as well as the impact of the dual infections on anaemia, remains inconclusive. We have conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to update current knowledge as a first step towards developing and deploying coordinated approaches to the control and, ultimately, elimination of malaria-helminth co-infections among children living in endemic countries.

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