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Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Page: 50-53
Study on Intestinal Helminth Parasites in School Children of Rangeli Municipality of Morang District in Eastern Nepal
Shiva Narayan Yadav, Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus, Department of Zoology and Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal
Sanjay Mahato, Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus, Department of Zoology and Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal; Aasra Research and Education Academy Counsel, Biratnagar, Nepal
Received: Jan. 24, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 21, 2017;       Published: Mar. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20170502.15      View  1827      Downloads  148
Abstract
This study was accomplished on school children with the objective to define the prevalence of intestinal helminth parasites. A total of 3000 of stool samples were randomly collected from children of five schools in Rangeli municipality and were examined by a routine by saline and smear techniques. 83.3% stool samples were infected with helminth parasites. The prevalence rate of intestinal parasites was Ascaris lumbricoides (50.92%); Ancylostoma duodenale (44.56%); Trichuris trichiura (1.96%); Enterobius vermicularis (1.44%); Hymenolepis nana (1.12%). The lack of safe drinking water, food, poverty, unhygienic practices and poor environmental condition were found to be contributing factors in the maintenance of high prevalence rate of intestinal parasites infections. Parasites control programs with hygienic practice and improvement of environmental conditions along with the treatment of infected peoples may be helpful in reducing the burden of helminth intestinal parasites in children. Hygienic conditions benefit people at personal and community level and, ultimately contributes to promoting the health status of people.
Keywords
Helminthiasis, Prevalence Rate, Stool Samples, Rangeli-Morang District, Eastern Nepal
To cite this article
Shiva Narayan Yadav, Sanjay Mahato, Study on Intestinal Helminth Parasites in School Children of Rangeli Municipality of Morang District in Eastern Nepal, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 50-53. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20170502.15
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