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Fig. 1 | Parasites & Vectors

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From: An economic evaluation of expanding hookworm control strategies to target the whole community

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The reported relationships between host age and mean worm burden for hookworm: The data is from the following worm expulsion studies; India (i, Tamil Nadu (Vairavankuppam)) [40], Papua New Guinea [41], Zimbabwe [12], China [42], and India (ii, West Bengal) [43]. Panel a illustrates the variation across the different study locations and Panel b from the different hookworm species. Children 2–14 (who are targeted for treatment) are shaded in green and adults, (≥15 year olds (who are not targeted for treated) are shaded in red. With the assumed host demography used within the model (from Uganda) [8], the proportion of worms harboured by adults varied between 70 and 85 % for the different profiles

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