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Risk Factors Associated with Intestinal Parasitosis in Children Less than 12 Years of Age in a Rural Community in the State of Chiapas, Mexico

Parasitic infections affect more than half of the world's population and constitute an onerous burden for public health, especially in underdeveloped nations, where they are highly prevalent. It is estimated that the presence of parasitosis is approximately 30% of the world population. The World Health Organization (WHO), considers it one of the main causes of morbidity, closely linked to poverty and related to inadequate personal hygiene and raw food, lack of sanitary services, lack of provision of drinking water and fecal contamination of the environment. It infects people of all ages, mainly children, causing growth and development disorders. Therefore, the present study aims to identify the risk factors associated with intestinal parasitosis in children less than 12 years of age in a rural community in Tapachula, Chiapas.

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