oa South African Medical Journal - The incidence of bilharzia in the Durban area

Volume 40, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The incidence of S. haematobium infection in the local African and Indian population was assessed using 3 methods: (a) autopsy digestion technique in 900 consecutive postmortems (also comparing snip and histology results), (b) single urine examination of 819 school children in the age group 6 - 16 years, and (c) analysis of urine examination results of 2,200 medical outpatients.

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