Risk of intestinal helminth and protozoan infection in a refugee population.

  title={Risk of intestinal helminth and protozoan infection in a refugee population.},
  author={Parveen K Garg and Sharon Perry and Martha Dorn and Laura Hardcastle and Julie Parsonnet},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={73 2},
With continuing emigration from endemic countries, screening for parasitic infections remains a priority in U.S. communities serving refugee and immigrant populations. We report the prevalence of helminths and protozoa as well as demographic risk factors associated with these infections among 533 refugees seen at the Santa Clara County, California, Refugee Clinic between October 2001 and January 2004. Stool parasites were identified from 14% of refugees, including 9% found to have one or more… CONTINUE READING
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