Epidemiological Studies of Schistosomiasis in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is a helminthic disease that affect many people all over the world causing illnesses that prevent people from farming and performing other activities, and at times gives rise to malignancies which are fatal. Between 1999 and 2004, some aspects of the epidemiology of schistosomiasis, were studied among 3190 inhabitants of Dogon-Karfe (the boundary with Jos North Local Government Area), Gigiring, Anglo-Jos Bukuru, Vom, Zawan, Mararaba-Jama’a and Farin-Lamba, all in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State Nigeria. Their faeces and urine were examined microscopically for eggs of schistosomes. The faecal samples were prepared using the method described by Allen and Ridley (1970) while the urine samples were prepared using the method of Dazo and Biles (1974). Thirteen (13) (0.20%) of the entire volunteers had eggs of schistosome in their stool and 8(0.13%) recorded presence of eggs in their urine samples. The streams and irrigation systems within the area were surveyed for the intermediate hosts (snails). The snail vectors were examined for cercariae by exposure to sunshine for 30 minutes. Of the 1081 snails collected from these streams only 85(7.86%) excreted cercariae. The difference in infection of the snails by cercariae in different sites were statistically significant (P

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APA

OKPALA, H (2021). Epidemiological Studies of Schistosomiasis in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/epidemiological-studies-of-schistosomiasis-in-jos-south-local-government-area-plateau-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

OKPALA, HERBERT "Epidemiological Studies of Schistosomiasis in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/epidemiological-studies-of-schistosomiasis-in-jos-south-local-government-area-plateau-state-nigeria. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

OKPALA, HERBERT . "Epidemiological Studies of Schistosomiasis in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/epidemiological-studies-of-schistosomiasis-in-jos-south-local-government-area-plateau-state-nigeria >.

Chicago

OKPALA, HERBERT . "Epidemiological Studies of Schistosomiasis in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/epidemiological-studies-of-schistosomiasis-in-jos-south-local-government-area-plateau-state-nigeria

Document Details
HERBERT OBI OKPALA Field: Zoology Type: Thesis 142 PAGES (25834 WORDS) (pdf)