A re-assessment of Schistosomiasis infection in Garun-Babba, Kadawa and Kura in Kano State, Nigeria

  • SE Bassey
  • Zainab Umar


A survey to re-assess the status of Schistosomiasis after the initial studies by Bassey (1988), was carried out in Garun-Babba, Kadawa and Kura in Kano State in 2001. The results showed that the seven hundred children, aged 5-17 years examined, three hundred and fifty two (50.3%) were infected. The figure in Kura (20.3%) far exceeded previous records while there was significant difference for that in Garun-Babba (17.1%) and Kadawa (12.9%). It revealed that transmission was actively being carried in these areas. The need to critically look into this situation with a view to a proper control programme is discussed.

Nigerian Journal of Parasitology Vol. 25, 2004: 107-109

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