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  1. A study survey on intestinal and blood parasites among school children in Sana'a province, Yemen.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of intestinal and blood parasites among school children aged between 6 and 13 years.

    Methods 

    Nine hundred and fifty eight stool samples (215 from rural areas & 743 from urban areas) and the same number of blood samples (215 from rural areas & 743 from urban areas) formed the subject of this study.

    All stool samples were examined using both normal saline sedimentation method and formal ethyl-acetate sedimentation method.

    From each blood sample, a thick and a thin blood film were prepared, stained with Giemsa stain and examined for malaria parasite.

    Results 

    Of 958 stool specimens 48% were positive in the rural area and 53% were positive in the urban area for at least one parasite.

    In rural areas, Ascaris lumbricoides, (20%) Schistosoma mansoni, (15%) and Giardia lamblia, (9%) had the highest prevalence.

    Hymenolepis nana and Enterobius vermicularis ova were found in 2% of specimens.

    Taenia saginata ova and Entamoeba histolytica cysts were found in 3% and 4% of specimens.

    In urban areas, Giardia lamblia and Hymenoplepis nana had the highest prevalence (11% & 5.5%). Ova of Ascaris lumbricoides were seen in 2% of specimens and Trichuris trichiura and Enterobius vermicularis were seen in 1% of specimens.

    Entamoeba histolytica cysts were found in 3% of specimens.

    The lowest prevalence (0.5%) was reported for both Taenia saginata and Schistosoma mansoni. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Parasitose, Infection, Intestin, Enfant, Homme, Prévalence, Etiologie, Epidémiologie, Yémen, Asie, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Parasitosis, Infection, Gut, Child, Human, Prevalence, Etiology, Epidemiology, Yemen, Asia, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0344964

    Code Inist : 002B05E01. Création : 14/12/1999.