Human schistosomiasis in Ngamiland, Botswana
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To reassess the schistosomiasis problem in Ngamiland and especially in Maun area 552 primary school children and 213 adult labourers were examined with urinalysis and rectal snip. Of the pupils 80.3% were found positive for S. mansoni and 1.4% for S. haematobium; of the labourers 35.7% were infected with S. mansoni and 0.5% with S. haematobium. There was no difference between the sexes; prevalence decreased by age. In Seronga village 102 pupils were examined; 69.6% were positive for S. mansoni. The decrease in prevalence in the higher age groups may be explained by recent introduction of the agent in the area.
|Journal||Tropical and Geographical Medicine|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
- Adolescent, Age Factors, Botswana, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Schistosomiasis haematobia, Schistosomiasis mansoni, Sex Factors