oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Schistosoma haematobium prevalence in school children in the rural Eastern Cape Province, South Africa : brief report
|Article Title||Schistosoma haematobium prevalence in school children in the rural Eastern Cape Province, South Africa : brief report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Author||E.F. Meents and T.H. Boyles|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||28 - 29|
|Keyword(s)||Ngcwanguba Community Health Care Centre and University of Cape Town|
The urine of 209 children was examined for haematuria and the presence of schistosome eggs. Comparing the infection rate of 72.3% with existing data suggests an increase in the prevalence over the last decades. Schistosomiasis lacks the attention it deserves in South Africa.
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