oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Intestinal helminth infections in the Burma Valley Area of Rhodesia

Volume 19, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The prevalence of various intestinal helminth species in Africans in the Burma. Valley area of Rhodesia is given together with such aspects as prevalence in males and females and in different age groups. In all, 9 species of intestinal helminth were identified but in the case of Taenia and Strongyloides. No differentiation could be made regarding the possible occurrence of T. solium. T. saginata. S. stercoralis and S. fulleborni - all of which are known to occur in Rhodesia. By far the commonest intestinal helminth species recorded were hookworm (26,6 per cent.) Ternidens deminutus (5,2 per cent.) and Ascaris lumbricoides (2,2 per cent.).

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