Intestinal parasites in nursey schools of Lages, southern Brazil

Rosiléia Marinho de Quadros Sandra Marques Andréia Aparecida Ribeiro Arruda Patrícia Simone Wolff Rosa Delfes Íris Aparecida Azevedo Medeiros About the authors

Two hundred chinldren from nursery schools in Lages, southern Brazil, were associated as to parasitic ibfections. The overall prevalence of helminths and protozoa was 70.5%, affecting 61.4% of male and 74.5% of female children. The most prevalent parasites were Ascaris lumbricoides (35%), Giardia lambia (14%) e Trichuris trichiura (13%).

Intestinal parasites; Prevalence; Nursery school; Stool test


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