publication . Research . 1995

Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Bahir Dar and Risk Factors for Transmission

Erko, Berhanu; Medhin, Girmay; Birrie, Hailu;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 1995 Journal: 熱帯医学 Tropical medicine, volume 37, issue 2, pages 73-78 (issn: 0385-5643, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 長崎大学熱帯医学研究所
Abstract
A study of intestinal parasites and assessment of transmission factors were made in Bahir Dar town, northwestern Ethiopia. Out of 528 children examined by formolether concentration method over 95 % were found to harbour one or more intestinal parasites. Human behaviour and poor sanitary conditions appeared to be responsible for the transmission of geohelminths, faeco-orally transmitted amoebae and water-related schistosome parasites. Health education is suggested to play a vital role in the control of intestinal parasitic infections.
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
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