Menace of Schistosomiasis: Its True Neglected Nature in Nigeria

@article{Bishop2017MenaceOS,
  title={Menace of Schistosomiasis: Its True Neglected Nature in Nigeria},
  author={H. Bishop},
  journal={MOJ Public Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={6}
}
  • H. Bishop
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • MOJ Public Health
Nigeria has a total land mass of 923,768 square kilometers (but water occupies 13, 000sq km) with over 181,562,056 people belonging to over 250 ethnic groups. Children of age 0–14years make 43.01% of the entire population structure. It has about 70% people living below poverty line and life expectancy is 53.02years. 1,2The country is now been referred to a ‘ground zero’ due to its high prevalence of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). It has the greatest number of schistosomiasis cases (of both… Expand
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