Prevalence, intensity and risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth infection in a South Indian fishing village.

@article{Naish2004PrevalenceIA,
  title={Prevalence, intensity and risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth infection in a South Indian fishing village.},
  author={Suchithra Naish and James K. McCarthy and Gregory M. Williams},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2004},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={177-87}
}
A study of the prevalence, intensity and risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth infection was undertaken among school children aged 5-9 years attending a primary school in the fishing village in Peda Jalaripet, Visakhapatnam, South India. One hundred and eighty nine (92.6%) of 204 children were infected with one or more soil transmitted helminth parasites. The predominant parasite was Ascaris lumbricoides (prevalence of 91%), followed by Trichuris trichiura (72%) and hookworm (54%). Study… CONTINUE READING