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an analysis of factors influencing the epidemiology and control of human schistosome infections in mwanza, tanzania. 19724677147
transmission of urinary schistosomiasis in sukumaland, tanzania. 1. snail infection rates and incidence of infection in school children.seasonal density fluctuations of bulinus nasutus populations with accompanying schistosoma haematobium infection rates in relation to rainfall and habitat water volumes were studied at ukiriguru, mwanza, tanzania. alongside the snail investigations, 50 school children initially negative for urinary schistosomiasis were examined regularly to determine seasonal incidence rates for the infection. of the 17,646 b. nasutus collected in 2 years, 156 (0.88%) were found shedding cercariae. snail populat ...19883192912
use of metrifonate for selective population chemotherapy against urinary schistosomiasis in an endemic area at mwanza, tanzania. 19817215272
detectable urogenital schistosome dna and cervical abnormalities 6 months after single-dose praziquantel in women with schistosoma haematobium infection.we explored response to single-dose praziquantel therapy in a cohort of 33 women with schistosoma haematobium infection in rural mwanza, tanzania. women with s. haematobium infection confirmed both by eggs in urine and by polymerase chain reaction (pcr) received single-dose praziquantel and treatment of concomitant sexually transmitted infections. macroscopic cervical abnormalities were also quantified. after 6 months, microscopically detectable egg excretion was eliminated, but 8 of 33 women (2 ...201323937701
schistosomiasis-related perceptions, attitudes and treatment-seeking practices in magu district, tanzania: public health implications.a study on perceptions, attitudes and treatment-seeking practices related to schistosomiasis was conducted among the wasukuma in the rural magu district of tanzania at the shore of lake victoria where schistosoma haematobium and mansoni infections are endemic. the study applied in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and a questionnaire survey among adults and primary school children. the perceived symptoms and causes were incongruous with the biomedical perspective and a number of responde ...200414989532
patterns of concurrent hookworm infection and schistosomiasis in schoolchildren in tanzania.a cross-sectional study of 6897 schoolchildren in 59 out of the 155 primary schools in magu district on the shores of lake victoria, tanzania, was undertaken in 1997 to determine the prevalence of single- and multiple-species helminth infection. schistosoma haematobium, hookworm (primarily necator americanus) and s. mansoni were the most common helminth species infecting schoolchildren in the district. the prevalences of ascaris lumbricoides and trichuris trichiura were negligible (< 1%). anaemi ...199910696404
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