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Letters Strongyloides stercoralis infection

Simply wearing footwear could interrupt transmission of Strongyloides stercoralis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5219
  1. David N Durrheim, professor of public health and tropical medicine1
  1. 1Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University, Douglas, Townsville, Qld, Australia
  1. David.Durrheim{at}

Greaves and colleagues provide a valuable overview of the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of Strongyloides stercoralis infection.1 Inexplicably they do not mention the measures needed to interrupt the transmission cycle by ensuring that faeces …

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