Study on the intestinal parasites among pre-school children in Basrah city


A total of seven hundred and fifty of fecal samples were collected and examined for intestinal parasites in Basrah city during the period from July 1998 to June 1999. Six hundred and fifty specimen were collected from children admitted in Basrah Hospital for Birth and Child with or without diarrhea symptomes and one hundred from children outside the hospital.The highest percentage of infection was recorded in March (90%) and the lowest in January (11.7%). It was found that the percentage infection in female was (52.4%) while in male (51.2%), Moreover, the total percentage of infection with protozoa was (42.1%) and of helminths was (7.7%).