Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SALATA, Ednir et al. Parasitological survey at CECAP, Botucatu County, S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.4, pp. 385-392. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101972000400007.
A parasitological survey among 370 persons was carried out at CECAP, Botucatu County, S. Paulo State, Brazil. It was found that 41.62% of the examinated persons were infected with one or more species of intestinal parasites. The parasite's prevalence was: Entamoeba hystolytica 0.54%, E. coli 6.21%, I. butschlii 0.27%, Giardia lamblia 9.72%, Ancylostomidae 5.94%, Strongyloide stercoralis 6.75%, Trichuris trichiura 17.29%, Ascaris lumbricoides 7.56%, Enterobius vermicularis 3.78%, Hymenolepis nana 5.40% e Taenia sp. 1.62%. Tables are presented showing the distribution of the parasites according to age and sex. Race was not considered because the number of "not white" was significantly low. Of the examinated persons, 25.67% were infected with only one species of parasite and the parasitic associations most frequently found were Ascaris lumbricoides - Trichuris tricriura and Trichuris trichiura - Giardia lamblia.
Keywords : Parasitic diseases; Parasitological survey; S. Paulo State, Brasil.