Schistosoma haematobium infections in preschool children from two rural communities in Ijebu East, south-western Nigeria.

@article{Ekpo2012SchistosomaHI,
  title={Schistosoma haematobium infections in preschool children from two rural communities in Ijebu East, south-western Nigeria.},
  author={Uwem Friday Ekpo and Oladimeji Michael Alabi and Akinola Stephen Oluwole and Sammy Olufemi Sam-Wobo},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={323-8}
}
There is an urgent need for information on schistosomiasis in preschool children, who are often excluded in mass treatment programmes. The prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma haematobium infection were determined in preschool children aged ≤ 6 years in two rural communities in Ijebu East, south-western Nigeria. Two urine samples each were collected from 83 preschool children from the two communities, tested for microhaematuria using reagent strips and then processed and examined with a… CONTINUE READING