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Equijost. 2013; 1(1): 28-32


AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENTERIC PROTOZOAN PARASITES IN SCHOOL CHILDREN

Danladi, Y. K., Usman, A., Manga, S. S. and Isyaku, N. T..


Abstract

A survey was conducted to determine the levels of infection with intestinal protozoan parasites among school children in Yauri Emirate of Kebbi state. A total of 327 stool specimens from children were examined for protozoan cysts by formalin-ether concentration method. Entamoeba histolytica was the most frequently encountered parasite with prevalence of 17.13%. Other parasites encountered were Entamoeba coli 1.53% and Balantidium coli 2.14%. By this survey it was conjectured that intestinal parasitic infections were prevalent in the area.

Key words: Enteric Protozoa, Epidemiology, school children






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