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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3552-3555

A Study on the Prevalence of Giardia lamblia Infection in Children among the Population of Dhanbad, A Coal Field Area
Binay Kumar Singh, Siyavar Sharan*, Nitesh Kumar Jaiswal and Rohit Kumar
Department of Microbiology, Patlipura Medical College and Hospital, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826005, India
*Corresponding author

Giardiasis is one of the most common parasitic infestations in children and its prevalence is high in developing countries. It is associated with low socioeconomic level, poor sanitary conditions, usage of contaminated drinking water and poor personal hygiene. A total of 667 stool sample from children (Giardia lamblia. The highest prevalence of G. lamblia was observed in age group 4-8 yrs (34.59%), followed by age group 1-3 yrs (33.55%) and age group 9-12 yrs (31.90%). We have observed high prevalence rate of Giardiasis in children of this coal field area. Prompt measures are required to lower the prevalence rate of these parasitic infestations.

Keywords: Giardia lamblia, Stool microscopy, Children, socioeconomic, Coal field

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Binay Kumar Singh, Siyavar Sharan, Nitesh Kumar Jaiswal and Rohit Kumar. 2018. A Study on the Prevalence of Giardia lamblia Infection in Children among the Population of Dhanbad, A Coal Field Area.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3552-3555. doi:
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