Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium among Primary School Pupils in Zaki Local Gogernment Area of Bauchi State (Published)
The prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium, and its effects on the academic performance of primary School pupils in Zaki local government of Bauchi State. The research design was experimental and a complete randomized design was adopted in sampling, samples of urine was collected from three primary schools in Zaki Local Government area ,50 specimen bottles we’re distributed to each school, and 133 samples were successfully returned. The samples were transported to the laboratory and were experimented using a urine sediment preparation method. 19 Ova were detected in central primary School Zaki with (46.34%) prevalence, 20 ova detected in Galadima primary School with ( 40%) prevalence and 17 ova were detected in central primary School Sakwa with (40.48%) prevalence. It was concluded that Schistosomiasis is prevalent ( mild prevalence) in Zaki local government area of Bauchi State. Knowledge of personal hygiene and how to be safe when coming in contact with fresh water containing snails has to adopt and finally there should be safe source of water available.
Citation: Isa M.K., Jahun U.A., Zagi A. (2023) Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium among Primary School Pupils in Zaki Local Gogernment Area of Bauchi State, European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research, Vol.10, No.4, pp.,1-5
Keywords: Bauchi, Schistosoma haematobium, State, Zaki, primary school pupils