Abstract

Background: Intestinal parasitic infections are a major health challenge in primary school children in Uganda. This study determined the prevalence of intestinal helminthes infections and predisposing factors among pupils from selected primary schools in Kamuganguzi Sub County, Kabale District Western Uganda. Methods: It was a descriptive cross sectional study design where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed. Pupils (100) were randomly selected from each of the eight selected primary schools. A structured questionnaire was used to capture information associated to risk factors and 798 stool specimens were collected and examined for intestinal parasites by microscopy directs a line wet-mounts and formol ether concentration technique in the laboratory. Data was analyzed using statistical software SPSS version 20.

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DEUS, ADUBANGO K. WAHAB, OKELLO L. JAMES, ATUGONZA ANDREW, KALYETSI ROGERS, Muhanguzi. Intestinal Helminths Infections and Predisposing Factors among Pupils from Selected Primary Schools in Kamuganguzi Subcounty, Kabale District, South Western Uganda. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], sep. 2020. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/2791>. Date accessed: 05 mar. 2021.