Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in the Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractA national survey of the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in the Islamic Republic of Iran was made on a r and om sample of families covered by local health centres affiliated to the medical universities. Out of 53,995 people aged 2+ years, from 12,495 families [0.1% of all families in 1999], 45,128 stool samples were analysed by formalin-ether precipitation. Intestinal parasitic infections were found in 19.3% of the study population [19.7% male, 19.1% female]. Giardia lamblia [10.9%], Ascaris lumbricoides [1.5%], Entamoeba histolytica [1.0%] and Enterobius vermicularis [0.5%] were the most common infections. The infection rate was highest in the 2-14 years age group [25.5%] and in rural residents [23.7%]
Sayyari, A.A., Imanzadeh, F., Bagheri Yazdi, S.A., Karami, H. & Yaghoobi, M. (2005). Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116956
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (3), 377-383, 2005
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