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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2017, Article ID 4248325, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4248325
Research Article

Haematological Profile and Intensity of Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Ghanaian Children

1Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2Department of Biochemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
3Department of Mathematics and Science Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Correspondence should be addressed to Justice Afrifa; hg.ude.ccu@afirfaj

Received 12 March 2017; Accepted 28 May 2017; Published 21 June 2017

Academic Editor: Pauline E. Jolly

Copyright © 2017 Justice Afrifa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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