Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminths in the western region of Bhutan.

  title={Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminths in the western region of Bhutan.},
  author={Henrietta E Allen and Gyambo Sithey and Eswara Padmasiri and Antonio Montresor},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={35 4},
In May 2003, a survey was conducted in the western region of Bhutan to assess the prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections after 15 years of school deworming in the country. Five schools were randomly selected in the region and 266 schoolchildren were examined. Stool samples were collected from each child as well as nutritional indicators and general information on each school. The survey found a cumulative prevalence of 16.5% STH (4.8% in schools treated in the… CONTINUE READING

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