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In order to determine the status of Enterobius vermicularis infection among schoolchildren in suburban areas of Myanmar, 761 primary schoolchildren in 3 different townships around Yangon City were subjected to a survey using cello-tape anal swabs. The subjected schoolchildren were 383 boys and 378 girls who were 5-7 years of age. Only 1 anal swab was obtained from each child. The overall egg positive rate of E. vermicularis was 47.2% (359 positives), and sex difference was not remarkable (48.6% in boys and 45.8% in girls). However, the positive rate was the highest in South Dagon (54.6%) followed by Hlaing Thayar (43.8%) and North Dagon (34.8%). This difference was highly correlated with the living standards of the people in each township. Nucleotide sequence of the 5S rDNA from the eggs on the cello-tape (2 children) revealed 99.7% identity with that of E. vermicularis reported in GenBank. The results indicated that E. vermicularis infection is highly prevalent among primary schoolchildren around Yangon, Myanmar.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Parasite Egg Count / Students / Female / Humans / Male / Child / Child, Preschool / Prevalence / Enterobiasis / Myanmar Type of study: Prevalence study Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2015 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Parasite Egg Count / Students / Female / Humans / Male / Child / Child, Preschool / Prevalence / Enterobiasis / Myanmar Type of study: Prevalence study Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2015 Type: Article