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: 170

Full Length Research Paper

The prevalence of intestinal helminthic infections and associated risk factors among school Children in Lumame town, Northwest, Ethiopia

Mengistu Wale
  • Mengistu Wale
  • Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P. O. Box 30726 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Melaku Wale
  • Melaku Wale
  • College of Science, Bahar Dar University P. O. Box 26 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
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Tesfu Fekensa
  • Tesfu Fekensa
  • Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P. O. Box 30726 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 14 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 28 August 2014
  •  Published: 31 October 2014


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