Studies on the Occurrence of Geohelminths amongst Children and Young Adults in Ovia NorthEast LGA of Edo State, South-South, Nigeria

The infection of children and young people with parasitic worms was studied in three schools in the Ovia North East Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Physical and parasitological methods of examining faecal material were used to determine positive cases. A total of 1072 people out of 2,045 were found to have helminth parasites (parasitic worms). Ascaris parasites were discovered. Strongylloides stecoralis (N=211), Taenia sp (N=111), Trichuris trichuria (N=278), and Ancylosloma duodenele (N=487) were among the species studied. The overall infection rate was 52.4 percent, with children aged 9-11 years having the highest prevalence and severity of infections (63.0 percent; 641 parasites), followed by those aged 6-8 years (61.1 percent; 526 parasites). Males had considerably greater rates of infection (57.7%) than females (47.3%) (P0.05).

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Okafor-Elenwo, Ebere Julein
Department of Biological Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria.

Izevbuwa Osazee Ekundayo
Department of Biological Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria.

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