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ROSINE, Gilvandro Doretto; ROSINE, Ivi de Oliveira; RIBEIRO, Fabio  and  SCHRODER, Nádia Teresinha. Parasitosis intestinal prevalence on a semiarid baiano quilombola community. Aletheia [online]. 2018, vol.51, n.1-2, pp. 97-107. ISSN 1413-0394.

Quilombo communities are inhabited spaces by descendants of slaves, ex-slaves and free blacks, with poor infrastructure and sanitary conditions. Most do not have clean water, sewage and access to health services. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasitoses in Quilombo Pau D'Arco, Malhada/Ba, Brazil. The method was descriptive analytical with a cross-epidemiological design and convenience sample. A macroscopic and microscopic stool analysis of 390 participants was performed using the Kato-Katz and HPJ methods and the application of a structured instrument to raise the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the subjects studied. The data were analyzed using SPSS software version 18.0. The results showed a prevalence of parasitosis of 45.9% in the analyzed population. It was concluded that the prevalence of intestinal protozoa is high. Despite public health efforts to combat intestinal parasites, this serious problem is still present in this population.

Keywords : Parasitic diseases; Quilombo; Sanitation.

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