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1 January 2005 Survey of Intestinal Parasites Among Children in Khan Younis Governorate, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority
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Prevalence of intestinal parasites was assessed in 1,370 children in Khan Younis Governorate. The age of the children ranged from 6 to 11 yr. Stool samples were examined by direct smear, flotation, and sedimentation techniques. General prevalence of intestinal parasites was 32.4%. Ascaris lumbricoides was found to be the most common parasite (12.8%), followed by Giardia lamblia (8.0%), Entamoeba histolytica (7.0%), Entamoeba coli (3.6%), Trichuris trichiura (1.6%), and Hymenolepis nana (1.0%). Enterobius vermicularis was detected with the scotch tape preparation. Of the examined children, 20.9% were positive for E. vermicularis.

Zakaria El-Astal "Survey of Intestinal Parasites Among Children in Khan Younis Governorate, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority," Comparative Parasitology 72(1), 116-117, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.1654/4172
Published: 1 January 2005
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