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February 17, 1923

INCIDENCE OF HOOKWORM DISEASE AMONG PERSONS WHO WERE CURED FIVE YEARS AGO

JAMA. 1923;80(7):451-454. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640340007003
Abstract

This paper reports certain results obtained during a resurvey of an area on the island of Antigua, British West Indies, in which measures for the relief and control of hookworm disease were terminated five years ago. Both the treatment campaign, extending from September, 1915, to June, 1917, and the resurvey, made during April and May, 1922, were conducted under the auspices of the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. The paper is of interest primarily because it records the results of a careful study of hookworm infection among persons whom microscopic examination had previously shown to be cured of the disease. The findings which it presents are in complete accord with observations made by Smillie 1 under analogous circumstances in Brazil. It demonstrates certain falla[ill]ies in campaign procedure, and emphasizes the need for definite measures in order that permanent hookworm control may be attained.

PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE ISLAND 

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