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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

FERREIRA, Patricia et al. Occurrence of intestinal parasites and commensal organisms among schoolchildren living in a 'landless farm workers' settlement in Campo Florido, Minas Gerais, State Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.1, pp.109-111. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000100015.

The aim of this study was to verify the occurrence of intestinal parasites and commensal organisms among children attending a school located in a settlement of 'landless farm workers' in Campo Florido, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Coproparasitological analyses performed on 72 school children revealed 59.7% positivity and 4 types of protozoa and 5 types of helminths were identified. It can be concluded that it is necessary to monitor the health conditions of this population.

Keywords : Intestinal parasites; Epidemiology; Rural zone; School children; Brazil.

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