Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Large scale studies were performed to determine the prevalence of various intestinal helminth infections in urban and rural areas of Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran. A total of 16,361 stool samples from people in 105 villages and 14 small towns were examined by the formalin-ether concentration method. , hookworms, , and showed the highest prevalence. Hookworms and were twice as prevalent in rural than in urban areas; in contrast, was more prevalent in urban areas while the level of infections was not significantly different. The intensity of and hookworm infections, as estimated by the number of eggs/g of feces, was higher in rural than in urban areas.


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