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Timor‐Leste National Parasite Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Survei Nasional Parasit Timor-Leste 2012
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2012 - 07/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Epi surveillance
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Timor-Leste National Parasite Survey conducted in 2012 assessed the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis, and the prevalence of ascaris, trichuriasis, and hookworm in children ages 7-16. Data for lymphatic filariasis and other diseases were collected through separate methods. For lymphatic filariasis, blood specimens were collected through finger-pricks conducted in coordination with district health program officers, the community, and chiefs. For all other diseaes, fecal specimens were collected from children in grades 3 and 5 in primary schools for testing. A total of 2,164 blood specimens and 2,198 fecal specimens were collected and analyzed.