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|Title:||Status of soil transmitted helminthic infections in India--observations on sample surveys using Kato-Katz technique.|
Singh, S K
Sharma, R C
Datta, K K
|Citation:||Bora D, Singh SK, Bhagat H, Sharma RC, Datta KK. Status of soil transmitted helminthic infections in India--observations on sample surveys using Kato-Katz technique. Journal of Communicable Diseases. 2001 Jun; 33(2): 110-5|
|Abstract:||Results of surveys conducted in eight different ecologically homogenous zones in the country, using WHO sampling design methodologies and Kato-Katz technique are presented in this communication. Hilly and coastal areas had high STH prevalence ranging from 34%-36% with total epg ranging from 53,952-4,67,976. Apart from this, Chitradurga urban area had STH prevalence of 39.6% with epg of 81,792. However, except in few cases, in all these surveyed areas, intensity of STH infection was found to be light. A national programme for control of soil transmitted helminthic infections is advocated.|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal of Communicable Diseases|
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