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Title: Epidemiological study of heterophyiasis among humans in an area of Egypt
Authors: Abou Basha, L.M.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: We aimed to determine the prevalence and intensity of infection of heterophyiasis among inhabitants of El-Meaddeya, Egypt. A cross-sectional stool examination survey was performed on 430 randomly chosen households, comprising 2219 individuals. The overall prevalence of parasitic infection was 84.7%. Ascariosis was the most common [67.6%], followed by trichuriosis [49.7%] and heterophyiasis [33.8%]. The prevalence and intensity of infection of heterophyiasis were most common in people 15-45 years, and greater in females than males. The highest intensity of infection was detected among fishermen. Intrafamilial aggregation of cases of heterophyiasis was identified
Description: 932-938
Keywords: Heterophyidae
Epidemiologic Studies
Parasitic Diseases
Subject: Trematode Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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