|B. Shabankhani (Iran)||email@example.com|
|H. Ziaei (Iran)|
Purpose: despite progress in health technology in the public sphere, infectious diseases are the most prevalent health problem in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of parasitic disease in Sari in 2002.
Material and methods: this research is an analytical study over three months carried out on the 1,600 patients referred to laboratory centers in Sari.
Results: prevalence of parasitic disease in men 15%, women 16%, single 18.8%, married 13.7%, town 13.5%, village 18.5%, under 10 years 24.3%, and over 10 years 14.7%.
Conclusion: the prevalence of parasitic disease is higher in villages than in towns. This is mostly attributable to the quality of the water and the unsuitable system of waste disposal in the region. Further, people use contaminated vegetables in villages.
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