Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya II: Results

16 May 2019
Lynne Elson, Susanne Wiese, Hermann Feldmeier, Ulrike Fillinger

Awareness of the public health importance of tungiasis has been growing in East Africa in recent years, but data on epidemiological characteristics necessary for the planning and implementation of control measures do not exist. The work presented here was part of a larger cross-sectional study on the epidemiology of tungiasis in coastal Kenya and aims at identifying risk factors of tungiasis and severe disease in school children.