Distribution of Intestinal Parasites in Students Living in the Dormitory for Girls of the Sivas Gazi High School


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Ataş A. D. , Alim A., Aygan Ç., Ataş M., Vural H., Dikçal H., ...More

Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, vol.28, no.4, pp.218-220, 2004 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-220

Abstract

In this study, investigation was made of the prevalence of intestinal parasites in the students in the dormitory for girls
of the Sivas Gazi High School. Stool samples and cellophane-tape preparations of 61 students were examined and one or more
intestinal parasites were detected in 12 (19.7%) out of the 61 students. In this study, the rates of parasites were found to be as
follows: E. vermicularis in 5 (8.2%), T. saginata in 4 (6.6%), E. coli in 3 (4.9%), H. nana in 1 (1.6%) and G. intestinalis in 1(1.6%)
of these students. We have found that the prevalence of parasitic infection in the region has decreased during recent years. The
children with parasites were treated with anti-parasitic drugs.
Key Words: Intestinal parasites, dormitory, Sivas, prevalence