Urinary Schistosomiasis among School Children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

  • Babatunde O. Amole
  • Mohamed K. Jinadu
  • Betty R. Jones
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 4)


Urinary schistosomiasis, a water-born parasitic infection is a debilitating disease of great importance in most parts of developing countries (Hatz, 1990). Studies have shown that the disease is endemic in Nigeria and that its epidemiological patterns vary from one part of the country to another (Pugh and Giles, 1979; Ejeize and Ade-Seramo, 1982; Arene et al., 1966; Adekolu John and Abolarin, 1986).


School Child Heavy Infection Epidemiological Pattern Schistosoma Haematobium Secondary School Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Babatunde O. Amole
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed K. Jinadu
    • 3
  • Betty R. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Health SciencesObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of BiologyMorris Brown CollegeAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Community Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Health SciencesObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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