Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
QUINTERO PEREZ, William et al. Intestinal parasitism in an elementary school in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp. 107-114. ISSN 1561-3194.
With the aim of defining exactly the grade of intestinal parasitism according to age, as well as identifying the most frequent intestinal parasites in "Amiguitos de Jesús" Elementary School in Bata City, Equatorial Guinea, during septembre 2002 to June 2003, a descriptive, prospective study is carried out. In the study it was found that the parasitism grade was 29.9% from the total of the analysis performed, predominating in those under 6 years of age: 44.7% of these cases were infected. A prevalence of vermes was observed, Trichuris trichiuria was the most frequent species found, representing 95,1% from the total of infected children and Ascaris lumbricoides 75,6% from the total of 41 infected. Among protozoa, amoeba was the most frequent specie observed, being present in 17,07% of infected cases. A high-grade infection was found, requiring educative programs for increasing hygienic habits in children. The prevalence rate of parasites should be caused by the ground pollution with stools, as well as the lack of a proper treatment of drinking water and health infrastructure.
Palabras llave : INTESTINAL DISEASES; epidemiology; AMOEBA; TRICHURIASIS; ASCARIS.