Relative prevalences of Ascaris lumbricoides and Entamoeba histolytica infections in school children at Yauri Emirate of Kebbi state, northwestern Nigeria

  • YK Danladi
  • SS Manga
  • IO Obaroh

Abstract

A study was conducted among school children in Yauri Emirate of Nigeria to determine the relative prevalences of Ascaris lumbricoides and Entamoeba histolytica infections. Between May and September 2005 a total of 327 faecal samples from children were collected and examined using formal-ether concentration technique, and diagnosis based on identification of characteristic Ascaris ova or Amoebic cysts in feces. A total of 142 children examined were infected with either of these parasites, representing 43.43%. The overall prevalences of A. lumbricoides and E. histolytica were 26.30 and 17.15% respectively. The results showed that these parasites are highly prevalent in the area.

Keywords: Prevalences, A. lumbriciodes, E. histolytica, infections, school children, Nigeria

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 6(1): 81-84, 2010

Author Biographies

YK Danladi
Department of Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
SS Manga
Department of Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
IO Obaroh
Department of Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
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