E.A. Еfremova1,3, E.A.Udaltsov1,2, I.M. Zubareva 3
1Siberian Federal Scientific Center of Agrobiotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk region, Krasnoobsk
2 Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk
3Novosibirsk State Agricultural University, Novosibirsk
The purpose of the work is to assess the sanitary-parasitological literacy of students on the problem of opisthorchiasis in hyperendemic territory. The studies were conducted using the anonymous questioning method using a specially developed questionnaire. The survey involved students who previously lived in the meso- and hypoendemic opisthorchiasis territories of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries and studying in higher educational institutions of Novosibirsk. It was established that the awareness of “local” students of biological universities on the problem of opisthorchiasis is much higher than that of students of technical universities. The specificity of student groups suggests that from the first days of residence in the hyperendemic opisthorchiasis territory 63% of “new settlers” studying at universities of technical specialization who are completely unfamiliar with the disease, and 30% who have very fragmentary knowledge about this helminthiasis, inevitably fall under “Information press” of sanitary illiterate (17.6%) and doubters (62.4%) natives. Nonresident students arriving in hyperendemic areas are at high potential risk of contracting opisthorchiasis.
Key words: questioning, hyperendemic territory, opisthorchiasis, sanitary-parasitological literacy of students.