prevalence and morbidity of schistosoma haematobium in egyptian children. a controlled study.the prevalence and morbidity of schistosomiasis haematobium were studied in three geographically different villages in giza governorate in egypt. the survey included 786 children ranging in age from 6 months to 10 years. there was a marked variation in the prevalence of infection in the three areas, correlated with the socioeconomic standards and sanitary habits, emphasizing their role in the spread of the disease. the youngest child infected was a 14-month-old boy, while the peak of prevalence ...1977869099
costs, benefits and operational implications of using quantitative techniques to screen for schistosomiasis haematobium in egypt.the official strategy for schistosomiasis control in egypt relies on individual case detection and treatment. screening for schistosoma haematobium has traditionally involved urine sedimentation which shows whether or not eggs are present in the urine, thereby providing only a qualitative assessment of infection status. recently the ministry of health introduced the nucleopore filtration technique into a few villages to assess its applicability for broader use in areas where s. haematobium is en ...19969031396
a mass chemotherapy trial of praziquantel on schistosoma haematobium endemicity in upper egypt.we evaluated the impact of mass chemotherapy using praziquantel (40 mg/kg of body weight) on schistosoma haematobium endemicity in a typical village in giza, upper egypt. the entire village population of 988, determined by census, was included in the study. at baseline all villagers were screened for s. haematobium and offered treatment with praziquantel regardless of their infection status. infection was determined by nucleopore filtration and egg counts were reported per 10 ml of urine. inform ...19989790428
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