International Journal of Advances in Bio-Informatics and Bio-Technology
Author(s) : HAMIDA KHANUM , RIMI FARHANA ZAMAN , SABEKUNNAHAR
The present study was done to find out the incidence of the intestinal parasites and their prevalence among male, female and children of the outdoor patients of IBN sina hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. A total of 350 stool samples were collected from different aged patients and examined from IBN Sina hospital. Four species of intestinal parasites were identified, of which two species were protozoa (Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia sp.) and two species were nematode (Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichuira). The overall prevalence of infestation was 24.28%; Entamoeba histolytica 4.85%, Giardia sp 2.28%, Ascaris lumbricoides 4.28% and Trichuris trichuira 12.85%. The highest prevalence (28%) prevalence was observed in male patients, lowest in 22.5% in female and 24% in children. The prevalence was highest (29.52%) in rainy season and lowest (21.05%) in winter season. The prevalence was highest (41.66%) in male during the month of April’10. The highest prevalence was found in 26- 35 years age group in male and the rate was 37.03% and the lowest prevalence was found in 56-65 years age group and the rate was 13.33% in male. The highest prevalence recorded (29.72%) in female during the month of July’ 10. The highest prevalence (40%) was found in children during the month of August’10 & October’10. The children of 4-9 age groups were found vulnerable (31.25%).