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Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

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Study on lice infestation in preschool students in Bastak district Hormozgan province Iran


International Symposia on Entomology

September 04, 2013 Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL, USA

Saber Gholizadeh and Ali Sahragard

Accepted Abstracts: Entomol Ornithol Herpetol

Abstract :

Infection to ectoparasites is health-threatening that despite health promotion and medical advances, still considered as a health problem. Current study was performed to evaluate the epidemiology of head lice among preschool children in Bastak district Hormozgan province Iran. In this cross-sectional study that was conducted in March 2012, 490 male and female preschool students in both urban and rural areas were randomly examined. Data were obtained by observation, interviewing and help of preschool teachers. Hairs especially in the behind of ear and neck where it was enough light was investigated for 3 min. infection was confirmed based on the presence of nits, nymphs or adult of louse. Of the total examined cases, 41.8% were female and the remaining was male. 52.4% were urban residents and the rest of the village. Total cases of infection in population were 4.5%. The infection rate was 7 and 1.7% in rural urban residents respectively. The infection rate in families with more children was 8.7% but it was not significant (P> 0.05). There were not significant differences between parents education level and lice infection, statistically (P> 0.05). Other indicators role in pediculosis will be presented and discussed. Due to infection rates are near epidemic status, (incidence of 5% and above) should be highlighted more attention, and this requires in connection with education and prevention.

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