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Table 2 Cure rates and egg reduction rates at three weeks after the first and after the second treatment with 400 mg albendazole (n = 592)*

From: Patterns of geohelminth infection, impact of albendazole treatment and re-infection after treatment in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South-Africa

  Hookworm A. lumbricoides T. trichiura
Prevalence (%)    
   Baseline Survey 82.9 22.0 59.8
   After Treatment 1 17.6 0.8 52.2
   After Treatment 2 5.7 0.5 39.9
Cure rate (%)    
   1 Treatment 78.8 96.4 12.7
   2 Treatments 93.2 97.7 33.3
Arithmetic Mean EPG    
   Baseline Survey 881 2213 319
   After Treatment 1 60 52 240
   After Treatment 2 11 3 166
ERR (%)    
   1 Treatment 93.2 97.7 24.8
   2 Treatments 98.8 99.8 47.8
  1. * Including only pupils who participated in both treatments, the baseline survey and in the surveys directly after the first and second treatment and calculated only using the first of two samples that were obtained in the post-treatment surveys. Calculated including uninfected children.