Parasitic infection in school students in Suez Canal zone with the possible immunological changes

el Gindy, M.S.; Morsy, T.A.; Bebars, M.A.; Sarwat, M.A.; el Missiry, A.G.; Arafa, M.A.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 16(2): 661-674


482 schoolboys aged 11 to 15 years, from 3 schools in the Suez Canal zone, Egypt, were investigated. In the Port Said school, the most common parasite was Giardia (20.4%), followed by Ascaris (18.4%), Enterobius (16.3%) and Hymenolepis nana (12.2%). In Suez, the commonest infection was Enterobius (20.2%), followed by Entamoeba histolytica (19.3%), Ascaris (18.3%) and Giardia (17.3%). In Ismailia, Schistosoma haematobium was found in 31.4%, followed by Enterobius (18.2%) and Giardia (8.6%).