The pattern of soil-transmitted nematode infections in primary school children of the Kumba Health District, South-West Cameroon.

@article{Ndamukong2000ThePO,
  title={The pattern of soil-transmitted nematode infections in primary school children of the Kumba Health District, South-West Cameroon.},
  author={Kenneth Jacob Ngoh Ndamukong and Mary A. Ayuk and John S Dinga and Theresa N Akenji and Victor A Ndiforchu and Vincent Pryde Kehdinga Titanji},
  journal={African journal of health sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 3-4},
  pages={103-6}
}
Biomedical studies accompanied by a questionnaire survey were carried out on 803 pupils of classes 3, 5 an 7 attending 17 primary schools in the Kumba Health District to determine the prevalence of soil - transmitted nematodes and infection-associated morbidity. The prevalence rate of worms in the sample population from the questionnaire survey was 42.3% which correlates closely with 44.2% recorded for abdominal pains. The biomedical studies gave a worm infection rate of 67.1%. Ascaris… CONTINUE READING