True prevalence of pinworm (Enterobius Vermicularis) infection among children in Qwa-Qwa, South Africa

SOURCE: South African Journal of Science
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.I.Mosala, C.C.Appleton
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, FREE STATE PROVINCE, INTESTINAL INFECTIONS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2792

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Abstract

The pinworm or seatworm, is a cosmopolitan intestinal parasite of people, especially children. The authors describe a study carried out in the mountainous Qwa-Qwa area of the Free State Province to measure the true infection rate of this nematode.