Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis in children of district Mardan, Pakistan
This study was conducted from October 2013 to March 2014 to find out the prevalence rate of E. vermicularis in children of district Mardan. Direct stool smearing method was applied for the examination of the collected samples. The samples were mixed with normal saline solution from each of the sample 2-3 slide smears were obtained and examined under the microscope. During this period total of about 370 children were examined for the presence of E. vermicularis. In these 370 about 126 were infected and the overall prevalence rate of E. vermicularis was about 34.05%. Similarly, the prevalence rate was recorded under different parameters in consideration of gender, age and month. It was concluded that high rate of infestation with E. vermicularis was found in district Mardan. Thus, it can be controlled and minimized by good living condition, hygiene, health education and clean water supply.
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