Global prevalence of Ascaris infection in humans (2010–2021): a systematic review and meta-analysis

Celia Holland, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Gwendoline Deslyper, Ali Abdollahi, Soghra Valizadeh, Abolfazl Mollalo, Sanaz Mahjour, Sahar Ghodsian, Ali Ardekani, Hamed Behniafar, Robin B. Gasser & Ali Rostami
Abstract Background Ascariasis is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases of humans worldwide. The epidemiology of Ascaris infection appears to have changed with improvements in sanitation and mass drug administration, but there is no recent information on prevalence worldwide. Here, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the global prevalence of human Ascaris infection from 2010 to 2021. Methods We searched MEDLINE/PubMed, and Scopus databases for studies measuring prevalence of Ascaris...
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