<i>Schistosoma mansoni</i> Infections Amongst School Children In Jos, Nigeria.

  • Goselle N. O. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos
  • Anegbe D. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos
  • Imandeh G. N. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos
  • Dakul D. A. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos
  • Onwuliri A. C. F. Department of Plant Science and Technology, University of Jos
  • Abba O. J. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos
  • Udeh O. E. South South International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programmes (ICAP), Mailman School of Public Health
  • Abelau A. M. Applied Entomology and Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Jos

Abstract

A parasitological study of intestinal schistosomiasis among public/private primary and secondary school pupils in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria was conducted. Out of the 280 stool samples examined, 13(4.6%) were positive for S. mansoni parasites. Single, dual and multiple parasitic infections were recovered. The study provided some data on infections with intestinal parasites among the pupils/students in Jos, Nigeria, recommending that control and treatment of these infections is of great importance