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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The intestinal protozoa and helminths infecting Africans in the Gatooma region of Rhodesia

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

In a study of 595 Africans in the Gatooma area of Rhodesia, the following intestinal protozoa and helminths were recorded: Entamoeba coli (49,6 percent.) ; E. histoLytica (3,9 percent. ) ; E. hartmanni (0,7 percent.) ; Entamoeba sp. (0,6 percent.); Iodamoeba biitschlii (2,9 percent.) ; Giardia lamblia (3,4 percent.) ; Schistosoma haematobium ( 1,3 percent.); S. mansoni (9,4 percent.); Hymenolepis nana (9,4 percent.) ; H. diminuta (0,2 percent.) ; Taenia sp. (0,8 percent. ) ; Enterobius vermicularis ( 10,6 percent. ) ; Hookworm 9,8 percent. ) ; Strongyloides sp. 1,0 percent.) ; Ternidens deminutus (0,7 percent. ); Abbreviata (= Physaloptera ) sp. (0,4 percent.); Trichuris trichiura (0,2 percent.). Spurious infections recorded included Schistosoma mattheei (2,9 percent.); unidentified spiruroids (0,2 percent. ); mite eggs (1,7 per cent.) and M eloidogyne sp. (0,4 percent.). In addition, an unidentified Platyhelminth egg was found possibly that of a Trematode or Pseudophyllidean tapeworm, but whether a true infection or a spurious infection has not been established.

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1976-05-01
2019-12-14

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