Prevalence of Schistosoma Haematobium Infection in Alsyal Village, River Nile State, Sudan

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جامعة الشيخ عبدالله البدري
Abstract: Background: Schistosomiasis is a debilitating disease, infects millions of people in tropical and subtropical regions. Objectives: This study assessed the situation of the urinary schistosomiasis among the people of the Alsyal village, River Nile State, Sudan. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2016, in the Alsyal village, and 220 samples of urine were collected and processed using the centrifugation/sedimentation technique. Results: The overall prevalence and intensity of the disease among the pupils studied were 4.1% and 95.9 eggs/10ml urine, respectively. The prevalence of infection among male pupils was 77.8%, and for females was 22.2%, while the intensity among males was 64.9eggs/10ml and for females was 35.1 eggs/10ml urine. The highest infection rate (71.4%) was reported among the 12- 24 years age group, while the infection was (14.3%) among less than 12 years and more than 24 years age group. Conclusion: Findings show the need for an integrated control program against urinary schistosomiasis including the treatment of all infected the people and the implementation of a health education program.
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