Journal of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

(ISSN: 2659 – 0743)

Volume 2, No. 2,  2020
Pages 60-64

DOI: 10.36108/jvbs/9102.20.0260

Occurrence of Schistosoma hermatobium amongst L.E.A. Primary School Pupils in Giri village, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Balarabe-Musa, B. Abiodun, O. P. Onyeagba, K. D.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Abuja, P. M.B. 117, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria


The epidemiological studies and clinical features of Schistosoma hermatobium were carried out on 100 pupils of Local Education Authority (L.E.A) Primary School in Giri Village, Abuja. The result of this study showed a total prevalence rate of 33%. The prevalence of Schistosoma hermatobium in relation to gender showed that the male pupils 33.9% were more infected than the female pupils 31.8% But there was no significant relationship between prevalence and gender (p> 0.05). However, the prevalence rate in relation to age group showed that age group 14-16 had the highest rate of prevalence (43.5%). Statistical analysis also showed that there is positive correlation between prevalence and the various age groups (p<0.05). This study showed that Primary six pupils had the highest prevalence of Schistosoma hermatobium in relation to class of study. (37.7%). However, there was no positive relationship between prevalence and class of pupil (p>0.05). This study reveals that Schistosoma hermatobium parasite is a concern in Giri area, Abuja, FCT. Therefore, this study recommends that the government should create awareness on the impact of this disease and to enlighten the children through health education programs on the mode of transmission of this parasite and how to control Schistosomiasis.

Keywords: Schistosomiasis; Schistosoma hermatobium; Prevalence; Pupils.

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