Influence of Soil Transmitted Helminths Infection Towards Malaria Disease
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- malaria, STH, risk factor
Efforts of controlling malaria have been carried out around the world. All these efforts are aimed to break the chain of transmission of malaria disease. Fluctuations of malaria incident are influenced by many risk factors which are generally different in each region. One of the influenced risk factors towards malaria incident is a worm infection of Soil Transmitted Helminthsiasis (STH). The study that observed the malaria coinfection and STH has been done for long time by various results. Most studies state that STH infections reduce the susceptibility towards malaria infection, yet the other studies state it otherwise. This study was conducted to see the effect of STH infection as a risk factor of malaria disease, especially in malaria hypoendemic area. The study was conducted in Batubara, North Sumatra Province from March to September 2015. The samples were taken from four primary health services and twenty five villages through active case detection and passive case detection. Malaria patient is determined by microscopic examination serial in three days, if there was obtained a negative result in the first microscopic examination. The examination of thick blood smear declared negative when it was not found with plasmodium up to 500 microscopic field of view. Patients of worm infection STH are determined through the examination of direct fecal preparation with Kato-Katz method. People who participated in this study were 2173 people in which 671 people (30.9%) are people with malaria, obtained 63.6% were caused by Plasmodium vivax. Meanwhile, 636 people (29.2%) of the samples suffered worm infection of STH. There is a significant relationship between worm infection of STH with malaria (P> 0.05), in which patients of worm infection of STH are likely to experience malaria, even though the correlation is deeply weak (r = 0073). There is a significant relationship
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TY - CONF AU - Lambok Siahaan AU - Merina Panggabean AU - Yoan Panggabean PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Influence of Soil Transmitted Helminths Infection Towards Malaria Disease BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 307 EP - 309 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.59 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.59 ID - Siahaan2016/12 ER -