Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A survey based upon a study of single stool specimens from 300 students in the vicinity of Dacca, East Pakistan, indicates the occurrence of parasites and intestinal fauna in this general area. and were prevalent, supporting observations indicating that the people, in general, live in an environment which permits effective transmission of certain parasites. The small, non-pathogenic race of was much more common than the larger race. and were uncommon with a single infection detected for each. Hookworm, and occurred in a high percentage of the population and eggs of were found in a single stool. An unidentified acanthocephalan was recorded as well as a single infection with and , and three with . All persons studied possessed at least one species of parasite.


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