Update in Infectious Diseases

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Successful of Control Program for Enterobiasis Among Hilltribers in a Rural Community, Northern Thailand

Pp. 18-20 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805005510901010018

Author(s): Viroj Wiwanitkit

Abstract

Enterobius vermicularis is an important helminthic infection among children in rural areas of developing countries. In our previous reports, a high prevalence of enterobiasis among the children in the far rural community, Mae Suk, Northern Thailand was noted. An active control program for enterobiasis in our community is set and distribution of antihelminthic drugs and a longitudinal follow-up to assess the effectiveness of our control program was performed. Here, the author reports a dramatic decrease of the prevalence of enterobiasis in this rural area.

Keywords:

enterobiasis, triber, control.