Giardiasis in Ethiopia


  • Hailu Birrie
  • Berhanu Erko


Abstract: A countrywide survey of giardiasis, using formal-ether concentration method, among school children and residents showed overall prevalence rates of 8.9% and 3.1 % , respectively. The corresponding rate for non-school children {5-19 years of age), however ,was 4.4% showing that the school children are ore significantly infected than their non-school counterparts {P < 0.005). There were no significant differences between overall male and female infection rates in both populations {P > 0.01 ). However, by age, children are more infected than adults in both populations. Infection rates did not vary with altitude. In this paper, the possible mode of transmission and factors influencing it are discussed. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 1995;9{1 ) :77-80]




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Birrie, H., & Erko, B. (2017). Giardiasis in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 9(2). Retrieved from



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