Intestinal Worm Eradication Efforts on Primary School Students

Rawina Winita, Mulyati Mulyati, Hendri Astuty

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Intestinal infection caused by Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) is a public health problem of Indonesia. Eradication efforts and disease prevention in Indonesia started in 1975 and its coverage can reduce the prevalence to 8.9% in 2003. But in Jakarta, the last decade prevalence of worm infection increased. Factors influence of high worm infection is a clean healthy behaviors. One effort to combat STH infection to do provision to improve personal hygiene behavior which can prevent the infection. This study aims to determine rates of STH worm to 113 students of SDN Paseban Central Jakarta after counseling about Soil Transmitted Helminths infection. The study was conducted from December 2010 to June 2011 by analytic observational through stool examination and questionnaire about personal hygiene. Rate of infection before counseling was 11.5% with species are Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiuraand mixed infection A. lumbricoidesand Trichuris trichiura. Six month later after counseling infection rate decline signifacantly to 0.9% (p= 0.002) with a double infection type A. lumbricoidesand T. trichiura.
Original languageIndonesian
JournalMakara Journal of Health Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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