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A Preliminary Survey of The Prevalence and Intensity of Urinary Schistosomiasis Among School Children In. Akpet - Central, Biase - Nigeria

A. M. Akeh, E. M. Ikpeme, A. O. Agba, B. L. Etim, J. Ogbeche
KEYWORDS: A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE PREVALENCE AND INTENSITY OF URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN. AKPET - CENTRAL, BIASE - NIGERIA

ABSTRACT:

The prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma haematobium was investigated among 400 pupils in Akpet -Central Biase­Nigeria. Intensity of infection was measured by filtration technique while proteinuria and haematuria were measured using Bio-scan reagent strip. Result of this study confirm Akpet central as an endemic area for urinary schistosomiasis The prevalence of infection stood at 850(42.5%). Male subjects had a higher prevalence (57 7%) as against (36.3%)for females. However statistical analysis did not show any significant difference in the prevalence of infection by sex (P>0.01) The peak age prevalence occurred among subject aged between 7 and 14 years. The findings of this study are being exploited for interventional measures aimed at controlling schistosomiasis in this hitherto undiscovered endemic focus.


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