Trends in prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth and major intestinal protozoan infections among school-aged children in Nepal

by Ritu Kunwar, Lokendra Acharya and Surendra Karki
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 703–719, June 2016

17 pp. 572 kB

The authors observed a sharp decrease in prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) among school-aged children in Nepal in the past decade with prevalences dropping below 5% for STHs with no variation in prevalence in rural and urban areas. However, the prevalence of E. histolytica and G. lamblia remained stable over time. These results suggest that school-based deworming programmes rolled out during the study period had an observable impact on prevalence of STHs.

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