FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN TWO PERI – URBAN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH- WESTERN NIGERIA

Oscar Bruno Okeke Oraeki 21 PAGES (1180 WORDS) Book Note/Review
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INTRODUCTION• Human schistosomiasis: a water-borne, parasiticdisease second only to malaria in terms of publichealth importance in the tropics/subtropics.• Over 200 million people infected worldwide.Approximately 90% of these live in sub-SaharanAfrica (Hotez & Kamath, 2009).• Urinary schistosomiasis: caused by Schistosomahaematobium, the most widespread (Van derWerf et al., 2003; Steinmann et al., 2006);transmitted by fresh water snail species of thegenus Bulinus.
• Nigeria:country with the most cases of humanschistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: ≈ 29million in 2008 (Hotez & Kamath, 2009).Urinary schistosomiasis is widespread in bothrural and urban communities: prevalence 2% -90%.Vast majority of cases occur in the poor andmarginalised (Okoli & Odaibo, 1999; Mafiana etal., 2003; Opara et al., 2007).• Current infection patterns in some communitiesare most likely sustained by socio–culturalhandicaps:
about 95% of the population lack anyknowledge of the mode of transmission of theparasite or of how transmission could beprevented (Oladejo & Ofoezie, 2006).Lack of adequate and affordable healthcareservices and infrastructure in the community(Oladejo & Ofoezie, 2006).
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Oscar Bruno, O (2019). FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN TWO PERI – URBAN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH- WESTERN NIGERIA. Afribary.com: Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/j-club-pesentation-pdf

MLA 8th

Okeke Oraeki, Oscar Bruno. "FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN TWO PERI – URBAN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH- WESTERN NIGERIA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Oct. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/j-club-pesentation-pdf . Accessed 21 Nov. 2019.

MLA7

Okeke Oraeki, Oscar Bruno. "FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN TWO PERI – URBAN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH- WESTERN NIGERIA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Oct. 2019. Web. 21 Nov. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/j-club-pesentation-pdf >.

Chicago

Okeke Oraeki, Oscar Bruno. "FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN TWO PERI – URBAN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH- WESTERN NIGERIA" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed November 21, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/j-club-pesentation-pdf