Factors Associated with High Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoan Infections among Patients in Sana'a City, Yemen.

Alyousefi, N.A.; Mahdy, M.A.K.; Mahmud, R.; Lim, Y.A.L. (2011) Factors Associated with High Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoan Infections among Patients in Sana'a City, Yemen. PLoS ONE, 6 (7). e22044. ISSN 1932-6203

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    Abstract

    This present study indicated that intestinal protozoan infections are still a public health problem in Yemen, with Giardia and Entamoeba infections being most common. Statistical analysis indicated that low personal hygiene and contact with animals were important predictors for intestinal protozoan infections. As highlighted in this study, in order to effectively reduce these infections, a multi-sectoral effort is needed. Preventive measures should include good hygienic practices, good animal husbandry practices, heightened provision of educational health programs, health services in all governorates including rural areas. Furthermore, it is also essential to find radical solutions to the recent water crises in Yemen.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Alyousefi, N.A.(University of Malaya)
    2. Mahdy, M.A.K.(Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen)
    3. Mahmud, R.(University of Malaya)
    4. Lim, Y.A.L.(University of Malaya)
    Journal or Publication Title: PLoS ONE
    Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestinal Protozoan; Yemen
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 10:26
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2011 10:26
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1876

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