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Strongyloides stercoralis infection and antenatal care

Russell Hays and Robyn McDermott
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (1): 18-19. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00429

To the Editor: Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth infection that affects more than 100 million people worldwide. It is known to be common in the Indigenous communities of northern Australia, with recorded prevalence often in the region of 30%–40%.1

  • Russell Hays
  • Robyn McDermott

  • James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.

Correspondence: russell.hays@jcu.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

Robyn McDermott is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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