Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 22nd, 2003
"In an epidemic focus in northern Senegal, adults had lower intensities of infection than adolescents," researchers in Belgium said, "a phenomenon that could not be attributed to immunity acquired over the previous 10-15 years of exposure to the parasite because all age groups had had the same number of years' experience of the worm."
J. T. Scott and colleagues at the Institute of Tropical Medicine investigated "whether this pattern could have been because of higher levels of exposure to the parasite in younger age groups."
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