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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010, pp. 87-88
Bioline Code: md10014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010, pp. 87-88

 en Sex Prevalence of Schistosomiasis among School Children in Five Communities in the Lower River Volta Basin of South Eastern Ghana
Nkegbe, E

Abstract

This study was undertaken among school children in 5 communities in the lower Volta Basin in South eastern Ghana to assess sex prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among the children. Results obtained showed that the disease prevalence was higher among the female pupils (64%) than their male counterparts (21.8%). This higher prevalence of schistomiasis among the females than the males was attributed to the numerous water contact activities of females as a result of unavoidable domestic chores that they undertake which compel them to enter the river to fetch water thereby exposing them to the infection.

Keywords
Schistosomiasis,Basin, prevalence,domestic,chores

 
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