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The prevalence of alimentary helminthiasis and its association with nutritional status in children under 5 years old in the highlands of papua new guinea


Papua New Guinea Medical Journal 24(1): 40-44
The prevalence of alimentary helminthiasis and its association with nutritional status in children under 5 years old in the highlands of papua new guinea
Helminth egg counts of fecal samples from 137 children < 5 yr of age in the Tari Valley of the Papua New Guinea highlands showed 78% to be infected with 1 or more of Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm (probably Necator americanus). There was a statistically significant association between moderate to high hookworm egg count and malnutrition.


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