Helminths` larvae in areas of recreation for kindergartens of Cuiaba, Mato Grosso

Arleana do Bom Parto Ferreira de Almeida, Amanda Cavalheiro Cândido, Valéria Régia Franco Sousa

Abstract


Around the world millions of people are affected by soil-transmitted helminths, especially school children due to their greater exposure to contaminated environments. The purpose of the present work was to evaluate the contamination of recreation areas from kindergartens with helminth larvae, over a year, monthly for parasitological techniques. In kindergartens were collected 43 samples of sand. In seventeen (39.5%) samples were observed larvae: 13 (76.4%) filariforme, two (11.8%) rhabditiform and other two (11.8%) showed the presence of both larvae. The results showed greater contamination in the months with more rainfall, highlighting the need for adoption of measures of prevention in these areas.


Keywords


Helminths; Kindergartens; Zoonosis; Public areas



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2010v31n2p469

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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