ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364

Risk factors for human giardiasis in two Romanian counties

Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XVI
Written by Mala-Maria STAVRESCU-BEDIVAN, Mioara VARGA

The hereby paper analyses the risk factors most often associated with the appearance of the disease produced by the flagellate protozoan Giardia lamblia in human population: gender, age and patient’s place of origin. Applying the Student t-test in order to verify the hypothesies Ho (null hypothesis-the averages of the two paired series do not differ significantly) and Ha (the alternative hypothesis-the averages of the two paired series differ significantly) leads to the acceptance or rejection of one of them. The observational data had been recorded during 2009-2010 years on to the County hospitals of Tulcea and Vâlcea counties in Romania, the survey being based on more than 5000 human subjects: adults and children of both sexes. More such studies like ours should be carried out in Romania in order to have a better understanding of the epidemiology on parasitic diseases which affect the human population of both sexes, all ages and all life environments.

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