Epidemiological survey of Giardia spp. and Blastocystis hominis in an Argentinian rural community.

@article{Minvielle2004EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological survey of Giardia spp. and Blastocystis hominis in an Argentinian rural community.},
  author={Marta Cecilia Minvielle and Betina Cecilia Pezzani and Mar{\'i}a Alejandra C{\'o}rdoba and Mar{\'i}a Marta De Luca and Mar{\'i}a C Apeztegu{\'i}a and J. Basualdo},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          121-7
        }
}
The aim of this study was to relate personal data, socio-cultural and environmental characteristics, and the presence of symptoms/signs with the frequencies of Giardia spp. and Blastocystis hominis among a rural population in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Of the surveyed population (350), 3.7% were infected with only Giardia spp. or 22.9% with B. hominis, and 2.3% were infected with both protozoa. The frequency of infection according to sex; 6.1% of males were infected and 1.6% of females… CONTINUE READING
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