A Qualitative Assessment of the Ethno-Medical Perspectives on Intestinal Parasite Infections in Vietnam

Infection with intestinal parasites is very common in rural Vietnam, with rates of Ascariasis approaching 100 percent amongst children aged two years and older. Trichuris and hookworm infections also highly prevalent. This document reports on research that was conducted at four communes of Ba Thuoc and Hau Loc districts, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. It provides a comprehensive overview of awareness as well as behaviors and practices of local people in health and intestinal parasite infection management and control.

Publication date: January 2002

A Qualitative Assessment of the Ethno-Medical Perspectives on Intestinal Parasite Infections in Vietnam

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