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DETECTION OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN THE ENVIRONMENTS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF DIAMANTINA , MINAS GERAIS STATE, BRAZIL

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Title
DETECTION OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN THE ENVIRONMENTS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF DIAMANTINA , MINAS GERAIS STATE, BRAZIL
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201658051
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Edvânia Beatriz dos Santos PEREIRA, Sâmara Lauren Cunha RODRIGUES, Gustavo Henrique BAHIA-DE-OLIVEIRA, Suedali Villas Bôas COELHO, Ricardo Andrade BARATA

Abstract

Intestinal parasites are a major public health problem in developing countries, most prevalent in areas where sanitation is poor and the population's hygiene is inadequate. They affect people of all ages, although school-age children are the most susceptible. In this study, we investigated the presence of intestinal parasites in the shared environments of a public school in the town of Diamantina, Minas Gerais State. From December 2012 to February 2013, samples were collected for three months (once a month) by using the Graham method (1941), in duplicate, by affixing a 6 x 5 cm clear tape, six times in each collection site, in a space of about 30 cm2. Then, each tape was positioned longitudinally on a microscope slide and the identification of the biological forms of the parasites was performed with the aid of a 40X objective from an optical microscope. Eleven sites were selected for sampling. Cysts of Entamoeba coli were the most frequently found in this study (50%), followed by Hymenolepis diminuta eggs (27.6%), Iodamoeba butschllii cysts (5.6%), Ascaris lumbricoides eggs (5.6%), Taenia species eggs (5.6%) and hookworm eggs (5.6%). The highest positivity rates were found in the samples drawn from the cafeteria's eating table. The results have indicated the need to improve the cleaning in the school environments, as well as the development of educational practices that may help in the preservation of public health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 23%
Researcher 6 11%
Professor 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 13 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 7 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 16 30%

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