Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis in children of district Mardan, Pakistan
Keywords:Prevalence, Parasite, Enterobius vermicularis, Children, Mardan
This study was conducted from October 2013 to March 2014 to find out the prevalence rate of Enterobius vermicularis in children of district Mardan. Direct stool smearing method was applied for the examination of the collected samples. Samples were mixed with normal saline solution and 2-3 slide smears were obtained and examined under the microscope. During this period a total of about 370 children were examined for the presence of E. vermicularis. Out of which 126 were infected and the overall prevalence rate of E. vermicularis was recorded about 34.05%. Similarly, the prevalence rate was recorded under different parameters in consideration of gender, age and month. It was concluded that a high rate of infestation with E. vermicularis was found in district Mardan. Thus, it can be controlled and minimized by good living condition, hygiene, health education, and clean water supply.