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Title: Hookworm Studies in Ethiopia
Other Titles: Investigations in Gondar and Gojam Regions
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Shibru Tedla
Jemaneh, Leykun
Issue Date: Jun-1983
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: 1414 stool samples from schoolchildren of 17 if ferent areas in Gondar Region and 1825 stool samples from schoolchildren of 14- different areas in Gojam Region were examined to show the prevalence of the human hookworm .species, Necator americanus and Ancy1ostoma duodenale. The over-all infection rate with N, americanus and/or A.s duodenale was 20.13% of the infected individuals 58.9% were males and 41.1% were females. The infection rates in Gondar and Gojam Regions were 22.7% and 18.14% respectively. All larvae were identified as N, americanus in Gojam region while 92.52% and 7.48%harboured N, americanus and. A., duodenale. Respectively, in Gondar Region. The incidence of the species varied, inversely with the animate/altitude in both regions. The infection rate among -P 3 e schoolchildren was higher than in females in Gondar Region., In both regions age of schoolchildren was not found to be correlated with infection. The proportion of children infected by hookworm was highest in the low lands (below 2000m.)(29.39%) followed by the temperate (2000 - 2500m.)Areas (18.46%)
Description: A Thesis Presented to the School of Graduate Studies Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Biology
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