Soil Transmitted Roundworm Infection on Grade Two Students


Stool specimen from 239 randomly-selected Grade II students of General Tiburcio de Leon Elementary School were collected to determine the prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted roundworm infection among these students, and to correlate this with their academic achievement. The formalin-ether concentration technique (FECT) was used to process these specimen. Ascaris and Trichuris were the predominant parasites detected. Read More