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BMC Res Notes. 2018 Oct 31;11(1):779. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3871-y.

Prevalence of schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among school children in Um-Asher Area, Khartoum, Sudan.

Author information

1
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, B.O.Box382, Omdurman, Sudan.
2
Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
3
Weaad Medical Center, Khartoum, Sudan.
4
Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. zeehaida@usm.my.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Schistosomiasis remains one of the most common parasitic diseases worldwide. This is a cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of schistosomiasis and its associated risk factors among primary school children in Um-Asher area. The study was conducted among 170 primary school students in Um-Asher area from November 2017 to February 2018. Urine and stool samples were collected and examined for schistosomiasis infections. Moreover, data on sociodemographic characteristics and associated risk factors were obtained using a questionnaire.

RESULTS:

The overall prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium was 12.9%, whereas that of Schistosoma mansoni was 2.95%. Additionally, the males had higher prevalence (60%) of S. mansoni than females (40%). However, both gender were equally infected with S. haematobium (50%). With regard to risk factors, distance of residence from water source and source of drinking water are relatively associated with the infection.

KEYWORDS:

Schistosoma haematobium; Schistosoma mansoni; School children; Sudan

PMID:
30382901
PMCID:
PMC6211415
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-018-3871-y
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