Influence of human--surface water interactions on the transmission of urinary schistosomiasis in the Lower Densu River basin, Ghana.

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From: Social Science & Medicine(Vol. 288)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 115 words

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Highlights * Male children have higher exposure to urinary schistosomiasis than females. * Children of 13 years and above have higher odds of urinay schistosomiasis. * Recreational, domestic and occupational water-contacts have higher odds ratios. * More frequent and longer water-contacts contributed to high odds of blood in urine. Author Affiliation: (a) Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany (b) Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany (c) GeoHealth Centre, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Germany * Corresponding author. Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany. Article History: Revised 17 October 2020; Accepted 19 November 2020 Byline: Joshua Ntajal [joshua.ntajal@uni-bonn.de] (a,b,*), Mariele Evers (a), Thomas Kistemann (c), Timo Falkenberg (b,c)

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A679455833