Abstract

The paper reviews recent studies on the population biology, transmission dynamics and epidemiology of intestinal nematode infections. Particular attention is given to patterns of change in average intensity of infection with age, the possible role of acquired immunity assessed via reinfection studies after chemotherapy, evidence of predisposition to heavy (or light) infection by single and multiple species of parasites and control by mass, selective and targetted chemotherapy.

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Gastrointestinal helminth infections

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