schistosomiasis in north-western ghana.a survey of 8 274 people in the ghana-2101 project area showed that 12% were passing ova of schistosoma haematobium in the urine, the infection rate rising to a peak of 34% in males 15-19 years of age. s. mansoni, despite the wide distribution of its potential intermediate host, was not encountered in 1 698 boys examined for it. urinary schistosomiasis in northern ghana is focal in character and is usually contracted in standing water during the dry season. a method of control was developed that ...19744549612
simultaneous administration of praziquantel, ivermectin and albendazole, in a community in rural northern ghana endemic for schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.objectivesôçé to compare (i) side effects associated with the simultaneous adminstration of praziquantel, albendazole and ivermectin with side affects associated with albendazole and ivermectin only and (ii) coverage by volunteers distributing three or two drugs. methodsôçé two-arm comparative study in northern ghana integrated praziquantel distribution into an existing lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis control programme using community directed distributors. the control arm continued to d ...201121689221
simple questionnaire and urine reagent strips compared to microscopy for the diagnosis of schistosoma haematobium in a community in northern evaluate the utility of a simple questionnaire and urine reagent strip testing for the rapid diagnosis of schistosoma haematobium in rural northern ghana.201222863035
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