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Type: Artigo
Title: Spatial distribution of intestinal parasitic infections in a kaingang indigenous village from Southern Brazil
Author: Da Silva, Joseane Balan
Piovezana Bossolani, Gleison Daion
Piva, Camila
Malaquias Dias, Greicy Brisa
Ferreira, Jancarlo Gomes
Rossoni, Diogo Francisco
Mota, Lucio Tadeu
Ornelas Toledo, Max Jean
Abstract: The spatial distribution of enteroparasitosis in an indigenous village from Parana was evaluated to identify areas of risk for these infections. A cross-sectional study (from November 2010 to June 2011) was performed using Three Faecal Test((R)) and Kato & Katz method and a questionnaire on housing and hygiene conditions was administered. Local geostatistical analyses were performed to determine the spatial distribution of intestinal parasitic infections. The overall prevalence of enteroparasites was 67.2% (457/680), and the most prevalent taxa were Ascaris lumbricoides (48.8%) and Trichuris trichiura (44.7%). The prevalence of heavy infection by soil-transmitted helminths was 3.6% and the families lived in houses with an average of 5.1 residents and<2 bedrooms per household. The average number of species per individual present spatial heterogeneity with the highest values (0.8) in areas with high clustering of residences. The visualization of the spatial distribution of intestinal parasites in this indigenous village is an important contribution to determining health risk areas and planning decisions and services
Subject: Parasito
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2016.1217312
Date Issue: 2016
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