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Mass treatment as a strategy to control intestinal parasites does not reduce the prevalency of infections in Guarani indigenous schoolchildren in Brazil

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  • Veridiana Lenartovicz Boeira Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5192-1625
  • Cristiane Maria Colli Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Lucas Casagrande Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Leyde Daiane de Peder Centro Universitário Assis Gurgacz https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0814-2586
  • Max Jean Ornelas Toledo Universidade Estadual de Maringá

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.2549

Keywords:

Indigenous population, Parasitic diseases, Agents antiparasitic

Abstract

The high frequency of intestinal parasites is favored by environmental and socio-cultural conditions of indigenous populations, and is still a neglected public health problem. Mass administration of broad-spectrum drugs aims to reduce the prevalence and intensity of the infections. The prevalence of intestinal parasites in school-children in an indigenous Guarani village was evaluated before and after the mass treatment of the population with albendazole. In the first phase of collection of stool samples, 81.4% of them were positive for enteroparasites and in the second phase, after two doses of antiparasitic medication, 87.5% were positive. Although the prevalence of infections by some helminths has reduced after treatment, many parasites remained frequent in the studied population, showing a change in the epidemiological profile in the distribution of these diseases in the population. The prevalence of intestinal parasites in indigenous schoolchildren proved to be high even after mass treatment with albendazole.

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Veridiana Lenartovicz Boeira, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná

Conceituação, Metodologia, Recursos, Redação - Revisão e Edição, Visualização e Aquisição de Financiamento.

Cristiane Maria Colli, Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Software, Análise formal, Redação - Revisão e Edição, Supervisão

Lucas Casagrande, Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Conceituação, análise formal, investigação, recursos

Leyde Daiane de Peder, Centro Universitário Assis Gurgacz

Metodologia, Recursos, Redação - Revisão e Edição

Max Jean Ornelas Toledo, Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Redação - Revisão e Edição, Supervisão, Administração de projetos.

Posted

07/08/2021

How to Cite

Boeira, V. L., Colli, C. M., Casagrande, L., Peder, L. D. de, & Toledo, M. J. O. (2021). Mass treatment as a strategy to control intestinal parasites does not reduce the prevalency of infections in Guarani indigenous schoolchildren in Brazil. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.2549

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