How Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Has Contributed to Reduction of Soil Transmitted Helminths in Rural Areas in Tanzania
Nicholas Kavana, J.
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Dr. Nicholas Kavana, J., Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania.
Keywords: COVID-19; Prevention; Control; Soil Transmitted Helminthes; Handwashing
There has been many historical epidemics in Tanzania in the last century. COVID-19 is a new epidemic, which we have never experienced before. The objective of our study is to highlight the effect of preventive and control measures of COVID-19 pandemic to reduction of STHs transmission in rural areas of Tanzania.
This present study based on hospital laboratory records of stool samples submitted from 1 June 2019 to 30 June 2020. Data were sourced from laboratory record books of St. Francis Referral Hospital, Ifakara, Tanzania.
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