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Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Research Article

Rapid Assessment of Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) Infections among School Girls in Odisha

Sonali Kar*

Kainga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

*Corresponding Author:
Sonali Kaur
Kainga Institute of Medical Sciences
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Tel: 011-7205857316
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 22, 2015 Accepted date: September 04, 2015 Published date: September 11, 2015

Citation: Kar S (2015) Rapid Assessment of Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) Infections among School Girls in Odisha. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:336. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000336

Copyright: © 2015 Kar S . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Soil Transmitted helminthes are a preventable yet frequently seen infections among children, more deleterious for girls in adolescent age groups as it compounds to the iron deficiency anemia seen in most of them. Different states in India do periodic deworming to curb this menace. The present study is done in three different ecological districts of Odisha namely Angul, Khurda and Rayagada among school going girls in their early adolescence i.e. 10-14 years of age in order to make a dipstick assessment of the worm load in the rural and underserved i.e. tribal adolescent school going girls. The worm prevalence is seen to be 29.7% out of which nearly 21% is caused by hookworms. Personal hygiene and open field defecation besides lack of routine programmatic services are seen as some of the attributing factors.

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