International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part C (2017)
A surveillance on intestinal helminthiasis among pediatric age children in Dangulbi Town, Sokoto, Nigeria
A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Intestinal helminths among pediatric age children in Dangulbi Kwalkwalawa town of Sokoto State, Nigeria. A total of 100 faecal samples were analyzed using formal ether concentration technique and then examined microscopically for intestinal helminths infections. Out of 100 stool samples examined, 72.00% were found infected. However, the highest prevalence of 51.00% was recorded with nematodes (P<0.05) followed by cestodes 15.00% and trematodes 6.00 (P<0.05). Males had higher prevalence of 66.00% compared to the female 36.00% for nematodes, infection with cestodes in males 16.00% and females 14.00% and trematodes had equal infection (6.00%) among both males and females. In all parasites, male has highest prevalence among the gender. Likewise the prevalence of infection with respect to age; group of 5 – 7 years had the highest prevalence in all parasites (for nematodes 65.00%, for cestode 20.00% and trematodes 10.00%). followed by 2 – 4 years.
How to cite this article:
Kiran Singh, Ibrahim Sani Mandinka, Jitendra Singh. A surveillance on intestinal helminthiasis among pediatric age children in Dangulbi Town, Sokoto, Nigeria. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):174-178.