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Current status of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Beyla and Macenta Prefectures, Forest Guinea.

Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was undertaken in children aged 9-14 years in Beyla and Macenta Prefectures, Forest Guinea. Stool samples were examined by Kato-Katz and urine samples were examined by the centrifugation method. The overall prevalence and intensity of infection was 66.2% and 462.4 eggs per gram of faeces (epg) for Schistosoma mansoni, 21.0% and 17.8 eggs per 10ml of urine for S. haematobium, 51.2% and 507.5 epg for hookworm, 8.1% and 89.1 epg for Ascaris lumbricoides and 2.4% and 16.7 epg for Trichuris trichiura. The overall prevalence of schistosomiasis (S. mansoni and/or S. haematobium) was 70.7%. The prevalence of schistosomiasis was similar to those reported in the 1990s in the region; however, the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths has since fallen. These findings illustrate the need for schistosomiasis control in Guinea.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Hodges M
Koroma MM
Baldé MS
Turay H
Fofanah I
Divall MJ
Winkler MS
Zhang Y
Year of Publication
2011
Journal
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume
105
Issue
11
Number of Pages
672-4
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1878-3503
DOI
10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.07.008
Alternate Journal
Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.
Publication Language
eng