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Comparative study on Trichomonas vaginalis among hostel-based students of College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria

M.B. Yaro
M.A. Qadeer


This study on urogenital trichomoniasis among hostel-based students of College of Education Hong, Adamawa State was conducted between the months of August and September 2015. Urogenital trichomoniasis remains a public health problem in tropical countries. This study aims at determining the prevalence of urogenital  trichomoniasis among male and female students of Adamawa State, College of Education, Hong. The samples were collected using simple random sampling technique. One hundred and thirty-nine (139) vaginal discharges samples from females were collected and examined for trophozoites of Trichomonas vaginalis  using wet preparation techniques. Two hundred and one (201) urine samples were collected from males, for identification of motile trophozoites using sedimentation techniques. Microscopic was done by x 10 and x 40 objective lens. The overall prevalence of T. vaginalis was, 49 (14.4%). The distribution of the infection by hostels revealed that Hostel C had the highest infection, 17.1%. The least of infection, 12.5% was recorded in hostel B. Chi-square analysis revealed that, there is association between the hotels and the infection rate (p<0.05). The prevalence of infection in relation to gender showed that, females had the highest rate of infection with 20.9%, and 20 (10.0%) was recorded in males, with no statistical significant difference (p>0.05). The age-group 21-26 years had the highest infection with 20.6% and the least was observed among age bracket 27-40 years with 6.6%, and there was no statistical difference (p>0.05). This study has clearly demonstrated the occurrence of urogenital trichomoniasis in the study-area. Therefore, it is recommended that, professionals should keep on enlightening the students on the infection route of these parasites as well as provision of good toilet facilities in higher institutions by appropriate organizations.

Keywords: Comparative study; Trichomonas vaginalis; hostel-based students; Nigeria

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