Magnitude of Schistosoma mansoni and intestinal helminthic infections among school children in Wondo-Genet Zuria, Southern Ethiopia

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Abstract

Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted in April, 1994 to determine the prevalence of S. mansoni and other intestinal helminths among students of Wondo-Genet Zuria Elementary and Junior Secondary Schools, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia. A questionnaire was used to list each of the study subjects and Formol-ether concentration method was used to analyze stool samples collected. From a total of 520 students examined 465 (89.4%) were positive for different intestinal helminthiasis while 157 (30.2%) were positive for S. mansoni. The infection rate among the study group is discussed and possible recommendation is made for future action. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 1997;11(2):125-129]

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2017-03-30

How to Cite

Roma, B., & Worku, S. (2017). Magnitude of Schistosoma mansoni and intestinal helminthic infections among school children in Wondo-Genet Zuria, Southern Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 11(2). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/1012

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