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Table 3 Populations tested in gaining and sustaining control of schistosomiasis studies, and microscopy performed, by year of the study

From: Gaining and sustaining schistosomiasis control: study protocol and baseline data prior to different treatment strategies in five African countries

Intended population tested per village Microscopy performed Year 1 Years 2–4 Year 5
100 children aged 9–12 years One mid-day urine specimen subjected to two filtrations; or three stool specimens subjected to duplicate Kato-Katz thick smears Gaining and sustaining Gaining and sustaining Gaining and sustaining
100 (or as many as possible) children aged 5–8 years One mid-day urine specimen subjected to two filtrations; or one stool specimen subjected to duplicate Kato-Katz thick smears Gaining and sustaining   Gaining and sustaining
Adults One mid-day urine specimen subjected to two filtrations; or one stool specimen subjected to duplicate Kato-Katz thick smears Gaining   Gaining