Prevalence of Ascaris Lumbricoides in School Children of Nangarhar Province, Eastern Afghanistan

Authors : Redwanullah Memlawal; Mohammad Hamid Kadwal; Safiullah Hazim; Mohammad Yunas Waziri; NoorAgha Nassary

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 11 - November

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The fundamental objective of present research was to examine the Ascarislumbricoidesamong students of urban (Jalalabad City) and rural(Khogyani) schools in Nangarhar Afghanistan. For accomplishment of research objective, totally 400 samples were obtained from students of selected schools and further procedure applied byformal-ether concentration technique. The entire population of 400 students in two groups of ages; 7-10 years and 10-13 years are chosen. 200 samples was collected from Jalalabad city school and the remaining 200 samples was collected from a local school in Khogiani district of Nangarhar province.Data was analyzed using the R x64 3.3.1 version. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was applied to evaluate the statistical difference groups. Tukey HSD test was applied as post hoc test. The outcomes indicated that in Urban areas schools twenty three were found positive and infection rate was 11.5%. In Urban areas schools children’s, the infection was higher in 7-10 years old than 10-13 years old. The results documented that disease pattern in male and female children’s was higherin males compared to females. Whereas, in rural areas schools 28, were found positive and infection rate was 14%. Furthermore, the occurrence of Ascariasis in rural areas schools children’s, was higher in 7-10years old than 10-13 years old.

Keywords : Ascarislumbricoides, Rural, Urban, Schools, Children.


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