Modeling of spatial distributions of endoparasitosis in people from Rožňava district

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ISBN: 978-80-972360-8-3

Modeling of spatial distributions of endoparasitosis in people from Rožňava district

Lukáš Ihnacik1,2 , Ingrid Papajová , Júlia Šmigová , Jindřich Šoltys , Peter Blišťan3 ,
1 Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
2 University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, 041 81 Košice, Slovakia
3 Technical University in Košice, Letná 1/9, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia

The occurrence of endoparasitoses in people living in Rožňava district were monitored. The overall prevalence of infection was 8.55 % and the most prevalent species were Ascaris lumbricoides (6.69 %) followed by Giardia duodenalis (1.69 %) and Trichuris trichiura (0.72 %). Despite the fact we did not perform perianal swabs and adhesive cellophane-tape tests the eggs of Enterobius vermicularis were also found in 11 stool samples (0.66 %). There were neither significant statistical difference in the incidence of endoparasitoses between the urban and rural population or in the gender groups. People from marginalized communities were infected more often than people from the major population (P < 0.0001). A twofold chance of infection was observed in children compared to adults (P <0.05). The results obtained from parasitological examinations were tested using multicriteria analysis. Results from parasitological examination were processed in MS Excel. Then the data were implemented into ArcGIS where the multicriterial analysis take place. It was confirmed that the higher incidence of parasitic infections were in localities where the WASH conditions (sewerage system, sumps and drinking water) were insufficient.


This research was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract no. APVV-18-0351.