Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health
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Nicholas J Kavana

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  • Research Article
    Prevalence of Schistosomiasis Infection among Young Children Aged 5 to 17 Years in Kilosa District, Tanzania: A 3 Year Retrospective Review
    Author(s): Nicholas J KavanaNicholas J Kavana

    This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of schistosomiasis in children aged 5-17 years in Kilosa district over a 3 year period. A retrospective study using records of laboratory data from laboratory record books of the selected health facilities in four wards in Kilosa district. Samples of urine and stool submitted by young children to the laboratories of health facilities between 2014 and 2016 were recorded.A total of 702 samples were collected from the laboratory records books involving their age, sex and schistosome species. Of the 702 individuals, 541 were examined for urinary schistosomiasis and 161 for intestinal schistosomiasis; 31 (5.7%) were infected with S. haematobium and 11 (6.8%) with S. mansoni respectively. However, the overall prevalence of schistosomiasis was 6.27% in the study area. Males had prevalence for S. haematobium.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-891X.1000255

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