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schistosoma haematobium in rural school children in nigeria.a survey of schistosoma haematobium infection was carried out in 722 rural school children in emu, edo state of nigeria. the ages of the children ranged from 5-19 years with those between the age-group 10-14 years constituting the highest percentage 317 (43.9%). there were more males 383 (53.0%) than females 339 (47.0%) in the study population. urine analysis of these children showed that 254 (35.2%) of them were excreting schistosoma haematobium ova and of these 196 (27.2%) had haematuria. the ...19948080828
schistosoma haematobium infections in two rural communities of edo state, nigeria.an epidemiological study of 1,136 inhabitants from two rural communities in owan east local government area of edo state, nigeria was investigated to ascertain the prevalence, intensities and urinary symptoms in schistosoma haematobium infections. in both communities, 371 (32.6%) of the villagers screened, excreted s. haematobium with a mean of 40.1 ova per 10 ml of their urine. the pattern of infection was highest among the school children, moderate among the farmers and least among the civil s ...200111944719
survey of urinary schistosomiasis and trichomoniasis in a rural community in edo state, nigeria.survey of urinary schistosomiasis and trichomoniasis was conducted among 830 inhabitants of ikao village, in owan local government area of edo state, nigeria between october, 1999 and february, 2000. of these, 178 (21.4%) excreted schistosoma haematobium ova in their urine. school children were more infected than the farmers and petty traders. males were more infected than the female counterparts, these differences were statistically significant using chi-square test analysis (chi 2). most of th ...200112170944
the perception, beliefs and practices toward genitourinary schistosomiasis by inhabitants of selected endemic areas (edo/delta states) in south-eastern nigeria.well-structured questionnaire on the perception, impression and response to genitourinary bilharziasis (genitourinary schistosomiasis) was administered and explained in local languages: 'igbo' 'esan' 'ezon' itshekiri and bini to 33815 inhabitants of selected endemic areas in south-eastern nigeria from january, 1999 to december, 2001. out of this number, 3815 (11.3%) were properly filled and returned. about 42.0% of the inhabitants admitted knowledge of the disease, while 14 (0.4%) knew about the ...200415361973
urinary tract pathology in schistosoma haematobium infected rural nigerians.parasitological investigation assessing the ova of schistosoma haematobium in the urine of 138 volunteers in ihieve-ogben, edo state, nigeria revealed 43 positive results (31.2%). children had a higher prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis 30 (41.1%) than their adult counterparts 13 (20.0%) and this difference was statistically significant (t = 8.89, p > 0.01). more volunteers had light intensity of infection 27 (19.6%) than heavy infection 16 (11.6%) and this difference was statistically signif ...200717539243
schistosoma haematobium and urinary tract pathogens co-infections in a rural community of edo state, nigeria.a survey of s. haematobium and other urinary tract pathogens co-infection was carried out among 198 volunteers in ihieve, ogben, a rural community in owan east local government area of edo state, nigeria. of these, 118 (59.5%) had s. haematobium ova in their urine samples. light infection (< or =50 ova/l0 ml) occurred among 49 (24.7%) volunteers and 59 (29.8%) inhabitants had heavy infections (> 50 ova/10 ml). the children 68 (64.2%) were more infected their the adults 50 (54.3%). this differenc ...200718338685
prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among school children in a rural community in south-south, nigeria.schistosomiasis is a major health problems in tropical africa with school age children being most affected. the study aimed to assess the prevalence of the disease among primary and secondary school children in a rural community in edo state.201323913499
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