Epidemiology Of Lymphatic Filariasis In Adoodo /Ota Local Government Area Of Ogun State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

Lymphatic filariasis, caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is a public health problem with high morbidity. The Global Progamme for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis has targeted its eradication by 2020. Available information showed that the disease is endemic in Ogun State, Nigeria. However, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area has never been part of any known intervention for control of the disease despite the reported cases in the area. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis in Ado-Odo/Ota LGA and provide information critical for the launching of a reliable control programme in the area. Five hundred volunteers (442 adults and 58 children) were recruited according to WHO standard between April, 2008 and November, 2009 from a clinic set up in the local government health centre. Finger-prick blood sampling for parasitological examination was carried out at night between 10pm and 2am. Thick blood films were made for species identification and microfilariaemia. Gross examination of participants for clinical manifestation of the disease was graded using WHO method. Chronic involvements of the male genitalia were graded as hydrocele stage I-IV (increasing sizes of true hydrocele). Affected limbs in males and females were graded as stages I (early pitting oedema), II (non-pitting oedema with thicken skin and loss of elasticity), III (evident elephantiasis with deep skinfolds and/or warty lesions). Pretested and structured questionnaire was used to obtain demographic information and assess knowledge, attitude and practice of the participants in the management of the disease. Data were analysed using Chi square and Student’s t-test at p= 0.05. 

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APA

OKONOFUA, C (2021). Epidemiology Of Lymphatic Filariasis In Adoodo /Ota Local Government Area Of Ogun State, Nigeria.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/epidemiology-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-adoodo-ota-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria

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OKONOFUA, CHRISTIANA "Epidemiology Of Lymphatic Filariasis In Adoodo /Ota Local Government Area Of Ogun State, Nigeria." Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/epidemiology-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-adoodo-ota-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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OKONOFUA, CHRISTIANA . "Epidemiology Of Lymphatic Filariasis In Adoodo /Ota Local Government Area Of Ogun State, Nigeria.". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/epidemiology-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-adoodo-ota-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria >.

Chicago

OKONOFUA, CHRISTIANA . "Epidemiology Of Lymphatic Filariasis In Adoodo /Ota Local Government Area Of Ogun State, Nigeria." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/epidemiology-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-adoodo-ota-local-government-area-of-ogun-state-nigeria