DOI: 10.1101/464008Nov 9, 2018Paper

Prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STHs) Among Pupils of Community Primary Schools in Nkpor and Mgbodohia, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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LeBari Barine Gboeloh, Ike-Ihunwo Chikaire Ndamzi

Abstract

Soil transmitted helminthes (STHs) are common public health concern among children in Sub saharan Africa. A study to determine the prevalence and intensity of these parasites among pupils of two primary schools in Nkpor and Mgbodohia communities, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria was conducted. The formo-ether concentration technique was used to concentrate and separate the eggs and cysts from the faeces. Out of 107 pupils (56 males and 51 females) investigated, 81 (75.7 %) were positive for at least one gastrointestinal helminth. The parasites identified included Ascaris lumbricoide(58.0%), Hookworms (28.4%), Trichirus trichiura (13.6%) and A. lumbricoide + T. trichiura (6.3%). Ascaris lumbricoide was significantly (P<0.05) higher in prevalence than other parasites. Although more females (54.3%) were infected than males (45.7%), there was no significance (P>0.05) difference in the prevalence in relation to sex. Of the 44 males infected, 24 (54.5%), 5 (11.4%), 13 (29.5%) and 2 (4.5%) haboured A. lumbricoide, T. trichiura, Hookworms and mixed infection (A. lumbricoide + T. trichiura) repectively. Out of the 37 females infected, 21 (56.8%), 3 (8.1%), 10 (27.0%) and 3 (8.1%) haboured A. lumbricoide, T. trichi...Continue Reading

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