The status of Schistosoma haematobium infection in Anyu community in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

PI Agi, GDB Awi-Waadu
2010 Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management  
A total of 3,948 urine samples were examined for schristosome infection at Anyu in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, Two thousand and forty eight (51.9%) of the people examined were infected with Schistosomiasis. Highest infection (80.4%) was recorded in the 7-10 years age group and the lowest infection occurred in the 47-50 years of age. All the age groups between 3-47 years that were examined were infected with urinary schistosomiasis. Males were more infected (55.2%) than the females (47.2%).
more » ... ty of infection was also highest in the 4-7 years age category. About 1022 (49.9%) of the positive individuals were excreting less than 100 ova of S. heamatobium per 10cm 3 of urine, while 227 (11.1%) were excreting more than 500 ova per 10cm 3 of urine. Bulinus globosus was the snail vector of S heamatobium in the area. Percentage infection of the snail vector was 5.0%. Snail infection was higher during the dry season, while snail population responded to the quantity of rainfall. Based on these data, it was proposed that interception of S. heamatobuim transmission in the study area would involve mass chemotherapy and focal application of molluscicides in the community ponds during the dry season. @ JASEM
doi:10.4314/jasem.v12i2.55519 fatcat:35hocx3h6je7dmksggqg5i6yyy