A pilot study using wearable global positioning system data loggers to compare water contact levels:Schistosoma haematobium infection in pre-school-age children (PSAC) and their mothers at Barombi Kotto, Cameroon

Macklin, Grace and Stanton, Michelle C. and Tchuem-Tchuenté, Louis-Albert and Stothard, J. Russell (2018) A pilot study using wearable global positioning system data loggers to compare water contact levels:Schistosoma haematobium infection in pre-school-age children (PSAC) and their mothers at Barombi Kotto, Cameroon. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 112 (7). pp. 361-365. ISSN 0035-9203

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Abstract

Background: Barombi Kotto, Cameroon serves as a reference location for assessing intervention strategies against Schistosoma haematobium. Methods: As part of a pilot study, the whole community was treated with praziquantel, inclusive of preschool- age children (PSAC) and their mothers. One year later, egg-patent infections were reassessed and water contact patterns of 12 pairs of PSAC and their mothers were measured with global positioning system (GPS) data loggers. Results: A substantial reduction in general infection prevalence, from 44.8% to 12.2%, was observed but certain PSAC and mothers continued to have egg-patent infections. Analysis of GPS data demonstrated similar water contact levels between the child and mother groups, although certain individuals were numerical outliers. Conclusions: This study shows the potential of GPS data loggers to clarify the at-risk status of PSAC and mothers. © 2018 The Author(s).

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Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Grace Macklin, Michelle C Stanton, Louis Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté, J Russell Stothard; A pilot study using wearable global positioning system data loggers to compare water contact levels: Schistosoma haematobium infection in pre-school-age children (PSAC) and their mothers at Barombi Kotto, Cameroon, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 112, Issue 7, 1 July 2018, Pages 361–365, https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try059 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/trstmh/article/112/7/361/5051085
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