Prevalence and risk factors for giardiasis among primary school children in Damascus, Syria.

@article{Almerie2008PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for giardiasis among primary school children in Damascus, Syria.},
  author={Muhammad Qutayba Almerie and Muhammad Soubhi Azzouz and Mohamad A Abdessamad and Mohamad A. Mouchli and Mohammad W Sakbani and Mohammad S Alsibai and Abeer Alkafri and Mohammad T Ismail},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={234-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of giardiasis in primary school children in Damascus city and the countryside, and to investigate the possible risk factors for giardiasis infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out on school children from 23 primary schools in Damascus, between March and June 2006. Data were collected from 1469 children of both genders from urban and rural regions using structured questionnaires, anthropometric measurements, and laboratory analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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