oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - prevalence in school children in the rural Eastern Cape Province, South Africa : brief report

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



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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