Hookworm infection

Hookworm is an intestinal worm which is transmitted in areas with poor sanitation through eggs which are excreted in faeces. It is a leading cause of maternal and child mortality in low-income settings.

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Model code

We are committed to making our model code available for use by other modellers. Below are links to code used in a recent publication:

Coffeng, Truscott et al. Comparison and validation of two mathematical models for the impact of mass drug administration on Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infection. Epidemics 2017. The code for the Imperial College model is available here. The code for the Erasmus MC model was published with:

Coffeng et al. Feasibility of controlling hookworm infection through preventive chemotherapy: a simulation study using the individual-based WORMSIM modelling framework. Parasites and Vectors 2015.  The code is available under Additional Files.

Useful links

ParaDesign - a mathematical framework based on worm egg counts in stool that allows health-care decision makers to adapt their survey design according to both local worm epidemiology and resources 


Modelling publications