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Schistosoma mansoni infections amongst school children in Jos, Nigeria.

N.O Goselle, D Anegbe, G.N Imandeh, D.A Dakul, A.C.F Onwuliri, O.J Abba, O.E Udeh, A.M Abelau


A parasitological study of intestinal schistosomiasis among public/private primary and secondary school pupils in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria was conducted. Out of the 280 stool samples examined, 13(4.6%) were positive for S. mansoni parasites. Single, dual and multiple parasitic infections were recovered. The study provided some data on infections with intestinal parasites among the pupils/students in Jos, Nigeria, recommending that control and treatment of these infections is of great importance.

Keywords: S. mansoni, pupils/students, survey, Jos, Nigeria
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