Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis Infection Among Children of Al-Nusoor Kindergarten in Mosul City and the Effect of Some Disinfectants on its Eggs Viability
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2005, Volume 16, Issue 10, Pages 188-201
AbstractIn this research the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection was conducted among children of Al–Nusoor kindergarten, Mosul city.A total of 177 children were examined by adhesive cellophane tape swab. The overall infection percentage of enterobiasis was 24.3%. As for sex, there were no significant difference between positive percentage (boys 23.3%, girls 25.3%), while significant difference was found among the positive percentage for ages, the highest was detected in age 6 years and lowest in age 4 years. There was significant correlation between enterobiasis and anal pruritus. The infection percentage was greatly dependant on the number of children per family. The ethanol of 70% concentration terminated all the eggs after 48 hours and caused higher effect than ethanol of 50% or septol, the eggs kept their shapes and viability for more than 8 days in septol. All the eggs incubated at 37C and dry conditions were terminated after 24 hours, while at temperature (18–22) C, the eggs kept their shapes and viability for more than 18 days. Moreover, the children in kindergarten may be a source of infection for the elder ones in the family.
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