Impact of Health Education and Treatment Interventions on Urinary Schistosomiasis in School Children

Description: 

Schistosomiasis is a chronic infection caused by flukes belonging to the genus Schistosoma. At least 200 million people, in 74 countries, are infected with the disease and at least 600 million are at risk of infection [1]. Like the majority of the parasitic diseases, schistosomiasis is influenced by human behavior, mainly water use practices and indiscriminate urination and defecation, but also, failure to take advantage of available screening services.

Objective

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of health education and treatment interventions on the prevalence, intensity and perception of urinary schistosomiasis among school children in three rural communities in Cameroon.

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Original Publication Year: 
2008
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2008

July 30, 2018

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