FREQUENCY OF INTESTINAL WORM INFESTATION AMONG SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN IN KARACHI-PAKISTAN
In this study, the result findings of the current study indicated that out of 216 children including 120 male children and 96 female children participated in the study, 167 children were found positive with various intestestinal worms. The frequency of worm infestation was found 77.31%. Among them the positive worm infestation was more in female children (64%). Out of 167 positive subjects, Ascaris lumbricoides frequency 53.29% was highest among all other worms and was present in both single and mixed infestations. Similarly, a bit high frequency was also noted in case of for Hymenolepis nana 20%, Trichuris trichura 10% and lowest frequency was noted in Taenia saginata (0.59%). However, most of the positive cases showed single infestation as compared to only 06 cases (3.59%) of mixed infestation.