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Titolo:
Schistosomes infection rate in relation to environmental factors in schoolchildren
Autore:
Rajaa, YA; Assiragi, HM; Abu Luhom, AA; Mohammed, AS; Albahr, MH; Ashaddadi, MA; Al Muflihi, AN;
Indirizzi:
Sanaa Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Serv, Dept Community Med, Sanaa, Yemen Sanaa Univ Sanaa Yemen ed & Hlth Serv, Dept Community Med, Sanaa, Yemen
Titolo Testata:
SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
fascicolo: 7, volume: 21, anno: 2000,
pagine: 635 - 638
SICI:
0379-5284(200007)21:7<635:SIRIRT>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
Schistosomosis; intestinal parasites; environmental factors;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Raja'a, YA Sanaa Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Community Med, POB 2058, Sanaa, Yemen Sanaa Univ POB 2058 Sanaa Yemen y Med, POB 2058, Sanaa, Yemen
Citazione:
Y.A. Raja'a et al., "Schistosomes infection rate in relation to environmental factors in schoolchildren", SAUDI MED J, 21(7), 2000, pp. 635-638

Abstract

Objective: An epidemiological comparative survey aimed at determination ofprevalence and focal distribution of Schistosomes infection and intestinalparasites to provide a reference for evaluating the need for community intervention. Methods: All children of 14th October Primary School were involved. The children were from 7 villages that lie on the Assahul valley of 1bb governorates in Yemen. The total number was 230 with (82%) boys and (18%) girls. Their age was between 5-18 years with a mean of 10.24 +/- 2.6 years. Milliporeand modified Kato techniques were adopted to quantify urinary and intestinal Schistosomes eggs. Other ova, larvae, cysts were recorded whenever seen. Results: It was revealed that there was a Schistosomes infection rate of 37%. The mansoni prevalence was 35%, hematobia was 5% and mixed infections were 3%. Light infection was classified among 17% of all children; moderate infection among 18% and no intense mansoni infection was determined. Whereas in the case of hematobia species, 2% were intense and 3% were light. Intensity in all children was 5% eggs/g feces in case of intestinal bilharzia and 1% egg/10ml urine in case of urinary. With regard to the prevalence of any soil-transmitted parasites, it was found to be 69% (Ascariosis 68%, Trichuriosis 10%). Double infection was found in 10%, Hookworm eggs were not seen. Infection rates with other parasites were as follows: Giardiosis 18%, Amoebiosis 14%, ova of Hymenolepes nana were seen in 13%, Taeniosis affected13% and E. Vermicularis 1%. Conclusion: Bivariate analysis revealed significant associations between Schistosomes infection with residence near the valley, male sex and frequentwater contact activities. No significant association was found with the age of the child, parents' education, availability of latrine or household standpipe water. In conclusion, schistosomosis was moderate, whereas soil transmitted helminthosis were intense.

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