Schistosoma Mansoni Infections Occurring in School Children in a Non-Endemic Area as a Result of Associated Activities in a Neighboring Endemic Area in Kenya
作者: Ruth MuneneLucy KamauMuhoho Ng’ethe
刊名: Applied Science and Innovative Research, 2019, Vol.3 (1)
来源数据库: Scholink
DOI: 10.22158/asir.v3n1p57
原始语种摘要: Schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic disease is caused by a blood fluke (Schistosoma). 200 million people are infected worldwide, 85% in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya coastal region and irrigation schemes are endemic. Mwea irrigation scheme is endemic with 47% prevalence. Close proximity of Kagio area to the irrigation scheme offers labor opportunities to the population including school children posing a transmission threat. This study investigated Schistosoma mansoni infections among school children aged 8-15 years. Kagio and Kang’aru schools (Kagio area) and Kandongu (Mwea irrigation scheme) were selected. 322 pupils were tested for the presence of S. mansoni eggs by direct wet smears and Karto Katz. 263 questionnaires were administered to pupils from Kagio and Kang’aru schools. Data was...
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  • Schistosoma 血吸虫属
  • endemic 地方病
  • infected 被感染
  • infection 感染
  • scheme 略图
  • migration 迁移
  • significant 有效的
  • labor 工作
  • parasitic 寄生的
  • irrigation 灌溉