INTESTINAL PARASITES PREVALENCE ASSESSMENT IN CENTRAL LABORATORY OF JUIZ DE FORA-MG FROM JULY 2014 TO JULY 2015
Intestinal parasitosis are a severe public health problem and they are related to high morbidity. Analysis of intestinal parasites in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, was performed using pacient samples sent from collection units to the Central Laboratory of City of Juiz de Fora from July 2014 to July 2015. In the present study the objective was determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitosis in the city of Juiz de Fora and relate it with sex, age and region of the collection units. For the analysis, it was used the method of spontaneous sedimentation of feces. 9262 samples were analyzed and 2.92% were positive for at least one parasite. Entamoeba histolytica (30.26%), Giardia duodenalis (29.15%), Entamoeba coli (14.02%), Strongyloides stercoralis (11.07%), Enterobius vermicularis (5.90%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (3.69%) were the most frequently found parasites. Of the positive samples, 52.39% were from female patients and 47.61% were from male patients. The region with most parasitic index was the North region (19.1%). After conducting a survey of intestinal parasites in the city of Juiz de Fora, it can be concluded that the prevalence of parasites is small. Besides the treatment of water and sewage services should be determined politics of health education and control of parasitic diseases in the city.