South Asian Journal of Parasitology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>South Asian Journal of Parasitology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/SAJP/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>)&nbsp;all areas of basic and applied parasitology.</p> en-US (South Asian Journal of Parasitology) (South Asian Journal of Parasitology) Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:41:31 +0000 OJS 60 Interest of the Kato Method in the Diagnosis and Counting of Helminth Eggs <p>This study investigated the value of the KATO method in the diagnosis and enumeration of helminth eggs in HZ-AC/SA. Helminthiases are widespread disease worldwide and are among the most common conditions constituting a public health problem. It is a fact that most biomedical laboratories limit themselves to direct examination in the search for these parasites. This study lasted three months from May to August 2020 and took place at Abomey-Calavi/Sô-Ava Area Hospital Laboratory. For this purpose 106 stool samples collected from patients received at the laboratory of Abomey-Calavi zone hospital and Zinvié health center for coprological diagnosis were analyzed. At the end of the tests, 06.61% of the stools were positive. Ascariasis came first with 85.71% followed by hookworm with 14.29%. The study showed that only children are infested and the diagnosed parasites are only found by the KATO method. This method is effective in the diagnosis and counting of helminth eggs.</p> Aïkou Nicolas, Gbati Oubri Bassa, Degbey Cyriaque, Coulibaly Amadou Founzegue, Gnangle B. Rosen, Assogba Jacques Kevin, Adjaho Lidwine, Kangni Marie Louis Aballo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 11 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000