A study of the prevalence of Geohelminth infection was conducted among primary school pupils in Tamburawa, Dawakin Kudu local government Area of Kano State, between June, 2013 to January, 2014. Of the 560 samples collected and examined 420 (76.07%) were positive for single or multiple infections. The prevalence of occurrence of each parasite encountered in the study was 142 (25.4%) had Hookworm, 89 (15.9%) Schistosoma mansoni, 77 (13.75%), Entameoeba coli, 48 (8.57%) Ascaris species, 36 (6.4%) Taenia species, 17 (3.04%) Trichuris trichiura, 11 (1.96%) Enterobius vermicularis and Entamoeba histolytica had 6 (1.07%). The prevalence of the infection was significantly higher among males than females (p < 0.05). Children in the age group 10 – 12 years had highest prevalence (87.1%) of geohelminthiasis and those between the ages of 4 – 6 years had (69.8%) the least infection. Those children who defeacate in bush were more likely to be infected than those who use modern toilet facility (R = 0.6). Analysis of the responses from the questionnaire shows that parents occupation, civil servant (odd ratio = 4.381) and business (odd ratio = 3.147) shows a strong relationship.
Born 1968 in Dawakin Kudu, I obtained NCE from ATC Gumel. I proceeded to ABU Zaria for Msc. and Bsc. in 1998 and 2015 respectively. Presently, PhD. “Entomology” student at UPM Malaysia. Principle lecturer with over 20 years working experience, held many responsibilities. I attended many conferences and published more than 30 research articles.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Geohelminths, Dawakin kudu, infections, parasites, Geohelminth infection, analysis
SCIENCE / Biology