International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 10, Part D (2016)
Incidence of intestinal parasites among internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Maiduguri, Borno state
Hamidu IM, Habiba JB, Nathan D, Saleh AH, Mohammed AU and Kankop WJ
Study conducted to assess incidence of intestinal parasites among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state with the aim to identify the common intestinal parasites that infects internally displaced person in Maiduguri, to determine the incidence rate of intestinal parasitic infection among internally displaced people in study population habits and complains, to proffer recommendation and confer possible solution if any. Samples used for this study are stool samples from the IDPs in their various clinics in the camps. The internally displaced persons were from different towns and villages. Samples were immediately transported to the parasitology laboratory of UMTH for analysis. Information about the demographic variables was obtained by the use of questionnaire, The stool samples were examined both macroscopically and microscopically. Findings of the study reveal out of the 220 subjects examined by both wet preparation and concentration method, 48 persons were found to be infected with one or more of the intestinal parasites and this gives an incidence of 21.8%. Based on the findings of this study Hymenolepis Nana has the highest occurrence among the internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, followed by Ascaris lumbricoides with the incidence of 12(5.5%), Hook worm with incidence of 7(3.2%). Giardia lamblia with incidence 2(0.9%) while Trichuris trichiura and Strongyloides stercoralis showed the list incidence of 1(0.5%). The study revealed that intestinal parasites among internally displaced persons if not managed will lead to serious complications and diseases, more especially within the age group 11-20years with the highest incidence.
How to cite this article:
Hamidu IM, Habiba JB, Nathan D, Saleh AH, Mohammed AU, Kankop WJ. Incidence of intestinal parasites among internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Maiduguri, Borno state. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(10):220-224.