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Prevalence and intensity of infection of Soil-transmitted Helminths in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries. Mapping at second administrative level 2000-2010

Infections by Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm (Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale) occur all over the world, transmitted to humans through soil, vegetation, food and water contaminated by fecal matter that contain the eggs of the parasites.

Epidemiological Profiles of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in LAC

Epidemiological Profiles, NDs in Latin America and the Caribbean
A study to map diseases of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in the fight to eliminate them

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) continue to suffer from the fact that an exorbitant number of people—nearly 50 million—live in a state of extreme poverty (with an income of less than one dollar a day). Beyond numbers and averages, the lives and hopes of each of these individual men, women, and children are what keep us awake at night in their appeal for us to make ever greater efforts to improve their health and quality of life.


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