Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 189

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of intestinal parasites in the human population of the city Santa Luzia – State of Paraíba, Brazil

Ednaldo Queiroga De Lima*
  • Ednaldo Queiroga De Lima*
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande-UFCG-Patos City, Brazil.
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Mayara Thaysa Santos
  • Mayara Thaysa Santos
  • Department of Parasitology, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil.
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Rafael Rodrigues De Siqueira
  • Rafael Rodrigues De Siqueira
  • Department of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande-UFCG-Patos City, Brazil.
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Fernando Medeiros Filho
  • Fernando Medeiros Filho
  • Department of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande-UFCG-Patos City, Brazil.
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Rui Nobrega De Pontes Filho
  • Rui Nobrega De Pontes Filho
  • Department of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande-UFCG-Patos City, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 29 February 2016
  •  Accepted: 15 July 2016
  •  Published: 30 September 2016

Abstract

The parasites are classified as one of the greatest evils of collective physical being problems, which can cause a state of high fragility, influencing the number of world inhabitants, as a no standard framework for a healthy quality of life. The objective of this study was to identify and quantify the major intestinal parasites found in result of parasitological tests, from the Municipality of Santa Luzia, Paraíba, Brazil. These parasites were treated at the clinical laboratory of the Hospital and Maternity Sinha Carneiro. The results of parasitological examinations recorded in the hospital were analyzed, the data was for the period from January to December 2013 to 2014, which were separated by positive and negative cases, the parasites found in positive results were analyzed; with a total of 2,021 tests, which were in 1000-CP Santa Lucia, 300 of these were positive, Endolimax nana parasite being more frequent in 33% of cases, and among the most frequent helminth was Enterobius vermicularis with 1% of cases. Thus it is concluded, then it becomes necessary for awareness measures, such as practices in schools and families, and better standards of sanitation for the population to live better and to decrease infection due to lack of information.

Key words: Survey, parasites, public health.