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Donnish Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

August 2020 Vol. 6(1), pp. 001-008

doi: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3996571

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Original Research Article


Urogenital Schistosomiasis Transmission and Human Water Contact Patterns in Aponmu-Lona River Basin, Idanre, Ondo State, Nigeria


Peletu B.J.1, Ofoezie I.E.2 and Ikwuka A.O.3

1Associate Professor, Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Legacy University, The Gambia.
2Professor, Institute of Ecology & Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Legacy University, The Gambia.

Corresponding Author's Email: aloysiussweet@yahoo.com

Accepted 10th August, 2020.



Abstract


A study on urogenital schistosomiasis transmission and human water contact patterns was carried out in Aponmu-Lona River Basin, Idanre, Ondo State, Nigeria for a period of twelve months (May 2016 - April 2017) to corroborate the roles of human water contact patterns with the transmission of urogenital schistosomiasis in the Aponmu-Lona study area. The major water contact activities were fetching, fishing, baptism, bathing and washing clothes, farm tools, and household utensils. Contact patterns varied significantly between males and females (x2=357.75, df=1, p<0.001) and between sites (x2=340.989, df=36, p<0.001). Out of all the snail species collected and examined for trematode infection, only Bulinus globosus snails in site 3 were found to shed cercariae with the prevalence of 4.5% (only 5 shed cercariae out of 112 collected and examined).

Keywords: Urogential schistosomiasis, Human water contact patterns, Bulinus globosus, Trematode infection.

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Peletu B.J., Ofoezie I.E. and Ikwuka A.O. Urogenital Schistosomiasis Transmission and Human Water Contact Patterns in Aponmu-Lona River Basin, Idanre, Ondo State, Nigeria. Donnish Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 6(1) 2020 pp. 001-008. doi: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3996571


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