Funding for this research was provided by:
Northern Ireland Department of Economy (DFEGCRF17-18/Gobert)
National Health and Medical Research Council (ID613671, APP1037304, APP1098244)
Received: 22 April 2020
Accepted: 5 August 2020
First Online: 12 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Informed consent was obtained from all participants in the cohort. This study, which included the collection of human stool samples and their examination for helminth infection using microscopy and real time PCR, was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (MUTM 2020-032-01). Informed consent was obtained from all individuals. The results from the two diagnostic approaches have been reported to health promoting hospitals in the targeted areas for further action by local medical doctors or heath officers according to treatment guidelines provided by the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand [CitationRef removed].
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.