urinary schistosomiasis in rural communities of some local government areas in plateau state, nigeria: a preliminary parasitological and malacological survey.a preliminary parasitological and malacological survey was effected in rural communities of some local government areas (lga) in plateau state, nigeria, to estimate the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis and identify active transmission foci. out of 2888 persons examined in six lgas, 1381 (47.82%) were excreting eggs of schistosoma haematobium in their urine. prevalence rates did not vary significantly (p > 0.05) between the lgas: pankshin (62.4%), shendam (40.2%), qua'an-pan (22.9%), langtan ...19968960195
missed treatment opportunities for schistosomiasis mansoni, in an active programme for the treatment of urinary schistosomiasis in plateau and nasarawa states, nigeria.both schistosoma haematobium and s. mansoni are endemic in nigeria. since 1999 the ministries of health of plateau and nasarawa states, assisted by the carter center, have provided mass drug administrations with praziquantel to villages where >20% of the school-aged children tested with urine dipsticks have been found to have haematuria (presumed to be caused by s. haematobium). the current extent of s. mansoni in nigeria remains relatively unknown because the tests needed to detect human infect ...200818510814
the presumptive treatment of all school-aged children is the least costly strategy for schistosomiasis control in plateau and nasarawa states, nigeria.the results of previous studies in nigeria indicate that 81% of the villages in plateau and nasarawa states probably qualify for the mass administration of praziquantel (pzq) because of schistosoma haematobium (sh) and/or s. mansoni (sm) infection. to determine the best strategy, relative costs were modelled for four different programmatic approaches to mass drug administration (mda) at village level. the approaches considered were (1) village-by-village screening for sh (using dipsticks to test ...200919695155
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