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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Intestinal Parasitic Infection among School Children from Jagüey Grande Municipality in Matanzas Province, Cuba

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.288
Pages: 
361–6
Synopsis: 
The study presents a snapshot of intestinal parasitic infections in a Cuban primary school. The high prevalence and the significant association between low personal hygiene practices with the presence of this organisms demonstrate the need to entrench good hygiene habits in the first years of life.

ABSTRACT

Background: Infections by intestinal parasites are a major public health problem worldwide, especially among children in developing countries. As the prevalence of parasitic infection is different among and within countries, there is a need for periodical prevalence evaluation to appropriate control strategies.

Accepted: 
26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 27 May, 2015
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