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Table 3 Distribution of intestinal parasites among examined food handlers.

From: The risk of pathogenic intestinal parasite infections in Kisii Municipality, Kenya

Parasite class/species Number of infected cases (n) Infection rates (%) % Of those examined. N = 168 Score of parasite density
Single Infections     
Protozoa     
   Entamoeba histolytica 20 74.1 11.9 2.50
   Giardia lamblia 6 22.2 3.6 1.67
   Balantidium coli 1 3.70 0.6 2.00
Sub Total protozoa 27 100 16.1  
Helminthes     
   Ascaris lumbricoides 22 59.5 13.1 2.55
Hookworms 13 35.1 7.7 2.38
   Trichuris trichura 2 5.4 1.2 1.50
Sub Total Helminthes 37 100 22.0  
Multiple infections     
   E. histolytica+ A. lumbricoides 3 60.0 1.8 2.63
   E. histolytica+G. lamblia 2 40.0 1.2 2.56
Sub -total mixed infections 5 100 3.0  
Overall total of individuals 69   41.1