Soil transmitted helminthiasis in Kathmandu, Nepal.

@article{Shrestha2007SoilTH,
  title={Soil transmitted helminthiasis in Kathmandu, Nepal.},
  author={Arina Shrestha and Shiba Kumar Rai and Sheetal Raj Basnyat and C. Rai and Bikash Shakya},
  journal={Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          166-9
        }
}
A total of 200 soil samples taken from different sites and 1,504 stool samples collected from school children (n = 188) and patients (n = 1,316) visiting the health care centres in Kathmandu Valley were included in this study. Soil samples were investigated for the presence of parasitic eggs using sucrose flotation technique. Stool samples were examined by formal-ether concentration and direct smear techniques. The contamination rate of soil with parasitic eggs and larvae was found to be 28.5… CONTINUE READING

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