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Hazrati Tappeh K, Mohammadzadeh H, Khashaveh S, Rezapour B. PREVALENCE OF INTESTINAL PARASITIC INFECTIONS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BARANDOOZ-CHAY RURAL REGION OF URMIA, 2007. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2010; 21 (3) :237-242
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-727-en.html

Associate Professor of Parasitology and Mycology, , hazrati_tappe@yahoo.co.nz
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  Received: 20 Feb, 2010 Accepted: 19 May, 2010

  Abstract

  Background & Aims : It is essential to inspect intestinal parasitic infections in developing countries regularly for designing control measures.

  Materials & Methods: Duplicate stool specimens and scotch tape slides from 405 primary school attending students of Barandooz Chay region of Urmia were collected and examined for presence of intestinal parasites by wet mount and formalin – ether (stool specimens) and Graham (scotch tapes) methods in Parasitology Laboratory of Urmia Faculty of Medicine

  Results : Overall intestinal parasitic prevalence was 42.5%. The prevalence of Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba coli, Blastocystis hominis, Iodamoeba butschlii, E. vermicularis and Hymenolepis nana was 20.5%, 14.6%, 13.3%, 2.5%, 10.6% and 0.2% respectively. No statistic relation was proved between these infections and having tap water facility at home or family population (except for E. vermicularis) but there was a distinct relation between parents’ education level and family population.

  Conclusion : According to relatively high prevalence of parasitic infections in the study field, it is necessary to increase hygienic and educational measures.

 

  Address : Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran Tel: 09143433134

 

  Email : hazrati_tappe@yahoo.co.nz

 

  Source: Urmia Med J 2010: 21(3): 237  ISSN: 1027-3727

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Received: 2010/10/10

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