Schistosoma mansoni Infections Amongst School Children In Jos, Nigeria.

Goselle N. O., Anegbe D., Imandeh G. N., Dakul D. A., Onwuliri A. C. F., Abba O. J., Udeh O. E., Abelau A. M.

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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

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