Schistosoma haematobium infections in two rural communities of Edo State, Nigeria.

@article{Nmorsi2001SchistosomaHI,
  title={Schistosoma haematobium infections in two rural communities of Edo State, Nigeria.},
  author={O. P. G. Nmorsi and O A Egwunyenga and O E Okholo},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={570-4}
}
An epidemiological study of 1,136 inhabitants from two rural communities in Owan East local government area of Edo State, Nigeria was investigated to ascertain the prevalence, intensities and urinary symptoms in Schistosoma haematobium infections. In both communities, 371 (32.6%) of the villagers screened, excreted S. haematobium with a mean of 40.1 ova per 10 ml of their urine. The pattern of infection was highest among the school children, moderate among the farmers and least among the civil… CONTINUE READING