Infection with Some Parasitic Diseases in some children aged less than one year—14 years and the most important complications associated with infection in Nineveh Governorate
College Of Basic Education Researches Journal,
2021, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 1532-1549
An epidemic and diagnostic study was conducted to know the spread of some gastrointestinal parasites among children at Al-Khansaa Educational Hospital, at Ibin-Al-Atheer Educational Hospital, and at
Al- Mosul General Hospital starting from 3/10/2019 to20 /9/2020.
The samples were examined using direct survey and the samples were checked to the stool whereby (200) children were examined and it's found that the total rate of infection reached (58.5%), and the highest rate of Entamoeba histolytica infection reached (42.9%) then followed the infection of Giardia lamblia which recorded (21.3%) while the infection of Enterobius vermicularis was high and reached (35.8%).
The present study showed that males are more vulnerable to infection than females. The male rate recorded (74.4%) while the female rate recorded (25.6%).
As for places of residence, the left side of the city recorded high infection rate which reached (66.7%), whereas the right side of the city recorded (33.3%).
Also, some complications emerged due to the infection of gastrointestinal parasites such anemia. In the case of Enterobius vermicularis the anaemia rate reached (90.5%), also a high rate in anaemia was recorded for both Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia and reached (68%).
So, recommendations focus on that the children should be clean especially their hands, and face should be clean before and after having meals and also the towels must be clean, besides each member of the family should have his/her own teeth brush and the nursing bottles ought to be washed and sterilized.
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