Enterobius vermicularis infection is well controlled among preschool children in nurseries of Taipei City, Taiwan

Tu Bin Chu, Chien Wei Liao, Takeshi Nara, Ying Chie Huang, Chia Mei Chou, Yu Hsin Liu, Chia Kwung Fan

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Abstract

Introduction: Whether Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) infections among preschool children in Taipei City had truly declined was investigated. Methods: A total of 6,661 preschool children from 28 nurseries were randomly selected from 4 major geographic districts in Taipei City to examine the status of pinworm infection by using adhesive thin cellophane tape swab method. Results: The overall prevalence of pinworm infection was 0.5% (30/6,661). Boys (0.6%; 21/3,524) had higher prevalence than girls (0.3%; 9/3,137) (p=0.06). Southern district (0.6%; 10/1,789) showed insignificantly higher prevalence than Western district (0.2%; 1/606) (p=0.22). Conclusions: Pinworm screening program remains necessary for some parts of Taipei City.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-648
Number of pages3
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • Preschool children
  • Taipei city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Parasitology

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