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Urinary schistosomiasis among preschool children in a rural community near Abeokuta, Nigeria
- U. Ekpo, Akintunde Laja-Deile, A. Oluwole, S. O. Sam-Wobo, C. F. Mafiana
- MedicineParasites & Vectors
- 5 July 2010
It is shown that pre-school children also harbour infection and are a source of transmission of schistosomiasis in endemic communities and planning and provision for their treatment should be considered in control programmes.
Spatial distribution of schistosomiasis and treatment needs in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and geostatistical analysis.
Urinary schistosomiasis in preschool children in settlements around Oyan Reservoir in Ogun State, Nigeria: implications for control
Focus group discussions with adult men and women revealed that infection in preschool children was primarily because of exposure occasioned by the mothers' domestic and occupational activities, while older children could go swimming on their own.
Bayesian Geostatistical Model-Based Estimates of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Nigeria, Including Annual Deworming Requirements
The predictive risk maps and estimated deworming needs presented here will be helpful for escalating the control and spatial targeting of interventions against STH infections in Nigeria.
Spatial and temporal distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and geostatistical meta-analysis.
Helminthiasis and Hygiene Conditions of Schools in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria
- U. Ekpo, S. Odoemene, C. F. Mafiana, S. O. Sam-Wobo
- Education, MedicinePLoS neglected tropical diseases
- 1 January 2008
It is indicated that burden of parasite infections and poor sanitary conditions are of greater public health importance in government-owned schools than in privately owned schools.
Geographical information system and predictive risk maps of urinary schistosomiasis in Ogun State, Nigeria
- U. Ekpo, C. F. Mafiana, C. O. Adeofun, Adewale RT Solarin, A. B. Idowu
- MedicineBMC infectious diseases
- 31 May 2008
The risk maps developed will hopefully be useful to the state health officials, by providing them with detailed distribution of urinary schistosomiasis, help to delineate areas for intervention, assesses population at risk thereby helping in optimizing scarce resources.
Biting behaviour of Simulium damnosum complex and Onchocerca volvulus infection along the Osun River, Southwest Nigeria
The longitudinal study to investigate the transmission index of Simulium damnosum complex species along Osun River, South Western Nigeria provided the baseline data for further study on onchocerciasis transmission dynamics and the need to intercept man- simuliid vector contact at the study area.
A Preliminary Survey on the Parasites of Free Range Chicken in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
The results show that free-range chickens in Abeokuta carry high parasitic burden which could be a big constraint to their productivity and commercial value.
Toward an Open-Access Global Database for Mapping, Control, and Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases
An open-access, spatially explicit NTD database offers unique opportunities for disease risk modeling, targeting control interventions, disease monitoring, and surveillance, and allows for detailed geostatistical analyses of disease distribution in space and time.