Prevalence of intestinal protozoan parasites among children aged 5-12 years in Owerri metropolis, South-Eastern Nigeria

Vm Oguoma, Ae Anyasodor, Ti Mbata

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Abstract

The study examined 655 subjects aged 5-12 years for intestinal protozoan parasite (IPP) infections. Five hundred and fifty two (522) patient's records from three health facilities were examined, of which 137 (24.8%) were positive. One hundred and three (103) individuals within the same age group were selected from resident homes, where 35 (34.0%) were found to be infected with one or more intestinal protozoan parasites (IPP). When infectivity frequencies were separated among the three sampled health facilities it was observed that 30 (16.1%) children from St Lukes, 42 (24.7%) from Avigram, 65 (33.2%) from federal Medical Centre, all in Owerri Metropolis, were infected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalTropical Journal of Health Sciences
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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