oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A cross-sectional study on the prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis among sugar cane cutters in Zimbabwe

Volume 37, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A schistosomiasis prevalence and intensity survey was carried out among sugar cane cutters of Hippo Valley and Triangle, the two largest irrigated sugar estates in Zimbabwe. Urine and stool specimens were collected for determination of schistosomiasis infection from 1995 cane cutters. The prevalence and intensity of S. mansoni increased with age while the opposite was true for S. haemalobium. The factors contributing to this observation are discussed.

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