Intestinal parasitosis and use of untreated wastewater for agriculture in Settat, Morocco
AbstractAn evaluation was made of the risk of contamination by faecal parasites in the population from the use of wastewater in agriculture. The study was based in 3 rural clusters in the northern region of Settat city, Morocco: 2 rural clusters exposed to untreated wastewater in agriculture and 1 not exposed. The sample comprised 333 people aged 3-60+ years: 214 exposed and 119 non-exposed. Stool samples were collected and examined for intestinal parasites. The results showed that the prevalence of intestinal parasitosis [i.e. evidence of at least 1 type of parasite] in the exposed group was significantly higher that the non-exposed group [66.4% versus 31.9%; relative risk 2.1]. The household crowding index was also higher in the exposed group
El Kettani, S., Azzouzi, E., Boukachabine, K., El Yamani, M., Maata, A. et al. (2008). Intestinal parasitosis and use of untreated wastewater for agriculture in Settat, Morocco. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117575
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (6), 1435-1444, 2008
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