Volume 8, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

Data have been compiled from approximately 37,000 stool examinations upon military and allied personnel passing through the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. The figures indicate a general downward trend in the incidence of most intestinal fauna since World War II, the greatest apparent reduction of protozoans occurring during period prior to 1951. Although a point of conjecture, it seems possible that the marked reduction in protozoans, including , may be due to the extensive use of antibiotics in recent years. For most years hookworm is recorded more frequently than occurs very infrequently considering the fact that children were included each year. During the 11 year period and are represented by single cases of infection.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error