Journal article

Giardia duodenalis infection in the context of a community-based deworming and water, sanitation and hygiene trial in Timor-Leste

Jessica YH Aw, Naomi E Clarke, James S McCarthy, Rebecca J Traub, Salvador Amaral, Md Hamidul Huque, Ross M Andrews, Darren J Gray, Archie CA Clements, Susana Vaz Nery

Parasites & Vectors | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Giardiasis is a common diarrhoeal disease caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. It is prevalent in low-income countries in the context of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and is frequently co-endemic with neglected tropical diseases such as soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Large-scale periodic deworming programmes are often implemented in these settings; however, there is limited evidence for the impact of regular anthelminthic treatment on G. duodenalis infection. Additionally, few studies have examined the impact of WASH interventions on G. duodenalis. METHODS: The WASH for WORMS cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted in rem..

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Awarded by WaterAid Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The WASH for WORMS trial was funded by an NHMRC Partnership project in collaboration with WaterAid Australia (1013713). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of study results, or preparation of the manuscript.