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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Studies on the prevalence of parasitic infections in soil in and around Hyderabad, Telangana State, India

Author(s):
K Anusha, M Udaya Kumar, GS Sreenivasa Murthy, P Kalyani and M Lakshman
Abstract:
Out of 230 soil samples collected and screened from different locations in and around Hyderabad region, 88 (38.26%) were found positive for soil borne parasites by O’Lorcain (1994) method. Highest prevalence was recorded in play grounds 49.05% (26/53) followed by residential areas, veterinary dispensaries and public parks with 39.43% (28/71), 36.73% (18/49) and 28.07% (16/57), respectively. A total of 9 parasitic species including five nematodes, one cestode and three protozoans were isolated in which highest prevalence was recorded with Toxocara spp. as 13.04% (30/230) followed by Ancylostoma spp., Strongyloides spp., Trichuris spp., Ascaris spp., Eimeria spp., Entamoeba spp., Taeniidae and Balantidium spp. with prevalence of 6.52% (15/230), 4.78% (11/230), 4.34 (10/230), 3.91% (9/230), 2.60% (6/230), 1.30% (3/230), 0.86% (2/230) and 0.86 (2/230), respectively. Prevalence of soil borne parasites indicated a significantly (P ≤ 0.01) highest prevalence in Rainy season 47.19% ( 42/89) than in Summer 36.98% (27/73) and winter 27.96% (19/68) seasons. There was no significant difference between winter and summer season.
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How to cite this article:
K Anusha, M Udaya Kumar, GS Sreenivasa Murthy, P Kalyani and M Lakshman. Studies on the prevalence of parasitic infections in soil in and around Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1475-1478.

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