Household factors associated with the presence of human hydatid disease in three rural communities of Junin, Peru

Authors

  • Saul J. Santivañez Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental - INPPACE, Lima, Perú. Médico, Magister en Salud Pública.
  • Cesar Naquira Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico, Doctor en Medicina.
  • Cesar M. Gavidia Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Médico veterinario, Magister en Salud Pública, Doctor en filosofía.
  • Luis Tello Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental - INPPACE, Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Eddy Hernandez Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental - INPPACE, Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Enrico Brunetti College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, California, USA. Médico Infectólogo.
  • Malika Kachani Divisione Malattie Infettive e Tropicali, Università di Pavia, fondazione IRCCS S.Matteo, Pavia, Italia. Médico Veterinario, Doctor en filosofía.
  • Armando E. Gonzalez Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Médico Veterinario, Doctor en filosofía.
  • Hector H. Garcia Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Unidad de Cisticercosis, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas, Lima, Perú. Médico, Doctor en filosofía.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.274.1519

Keywords:

Echinococcosis, Rural settlements, Home, Peru

Abstract

Introduction. Hydatid disease, a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus, is a public health problem at national level, especially in those regions dedicated to raising livestock. By now, there are many factors, at individual level, that have been associated to the infection by E. granulosus; nevertheless there is not any previous report that explore the association between household characteristics and the presence of the disease among household members. Objective. To explore the association between household characteristics and the presence of hydatid disease among household members. Material and methods. We performed a cross-sectional study in the households of 3 rural communities located in Junín, we evaluated the association between household characteristics and the presence of hydatid disease by multiple logistic regression (MLR). Results. from 417 evaluated households, 56 (13%) of them had at least one positive case among its members. Multivariate analysis showed that households with three or more members, located in the community with the lowest quintile of poverty, that reported raising livestock, and with evaluation coverage greater than 25% were more likely to have at least one positive case among its members. Conclusion. The observed characteristics be taken into account in the preliminary definition of high-risk subgroups, optimizing the use of resources and improving the effectiveness of screening programs.

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2010-12-23

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Santivañez SJ, Naquira C, Gavidia CM, Tello L, Hernandez E, Brunetti E, et al. Household factors associated with the presence of human hydatid disease in three rural communities of Junin, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Dec. 23 [cited 2024 May 29];27(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1519

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