Prevalence of intestinal parasites in children from public daycare centers in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

@article{Menezes2008PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of intestinal parasites in children from public daycare centers in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.},
  author={Aline L Menezes and V{\'i}tor M P Lima and Mayrce T S Freitas and Miriam Oliveira Rocha and Edward Felix Da Silva and Silvio Santana Dolabella},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={57-9}
}
The objective of this study was to verify the occurrence of intestinal parasites in 3 to 6-year-old children from daycare centers maintained by the municipal government of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Coproparasitological tests performed in 472 children have shown that 24.6% of them had some type of parasites, 6.6% of the children having more than one type. Among protozoa, Entamoeba coli (14.0%) and G. duodenalis (9.5%) were the most prevalent, whereas Ascaris lumbricoides (3.0%) and… CONTINUE READING