International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


ISSN: 2455-7269

Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)

Report on helminthic infection in school children in the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Author(s): Khan V, Zala DB, *Das VK
Abstract: The soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) are the most prevalent, infecting an estimated one-sixth of the global population. Infection rates are highest in children living in sub-Saharan Africa, followed by Asia and then Latin America and the Caribbean. The current momentum towards estimate the transmition intensity of STH, risk factors of transmition and the impact of administration of single dose albendazole on STH among children of the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Total 289 stool samples were collected urban, semi-urban; slum, industrial and tribal area before two week of de-worming day (10th February 2015) and 319 stool samples were collected after four week of deworming day. Stool samples were concentrated with formol-ether concentration and examined under the microscope using first, the ×10 objective followed by ×40 objectives to identify the eggs. 18.34% pupil of the UT of Dadra Nagar Haveli were found infested with six species STH (Hymanolepis nana, Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, and Taenia spp) before administration of single dose of albendazole. After mass administration of single dose of albendazole the prevalence of STH were reduced and reached upto 9.40%. The Present study indicated that school children with specific risk factors in the studied area were vulnerable with elevated risk of STH infection. Identifying risk factors and dynamics of transmission in vulnerable groups can help to plan for effective prevention strategies
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