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Prevalence of schistosomiasis among pupils of Barber Locality schools, River Nile State, Sudan

Suleman Elkamil Ahmed Hamid*, Abdelbary Ahmed Mohamed Ali

*Department of Health Education, Faculty of Public Health, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan *slmanlma@hotmail.com

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Abstract

A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among pupils of Barber Locality schools in River Nile State, Sudan, from 2018 to 2020, to evaluate the prevalence of schistosomiasis infection. 422 samples of both urine and faces were examined. The overall prevalence of infection of S. haematobium was 7.3%; however there was no infection of S. mansoni. The prevalence of the disease infection across the locality was: 15% in Albauga Unit, 10.9% in West Barber Unit, 5.3% in Abidiya/ Farouq Unit, 4.2% in Barber City Unit and 3.9% in South Barber Unit. A relation found between the disease infection and the participants gender (P = 0.04), whereas the prevalence was high among males, 10.57% while for females was 4.2%. In conclusion, implementing effective control strategies such as health education programs, early diagnosis and mass treatment is crucial to reduce the disease infection.

Keywords: Schistosomaisis, prevalence, pupils, Barber Locality, Sudan.


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