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Assessing the prevalence of urogenital schistosomaisis and transmission risk factors amongst school-aged children around Mapé dam ecological suburbs in Malantouen district, Cameroon

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Title
Assessing the prevalence of urogenital schistosomaisis and transmission risk factors amongst school-aged children around Mapé dam ecological suburbs in Malantouen district, Cameroon
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Infectious Diseases of Poverty, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40249-017-0257-7
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Adeline P. Mewabo, Roger S. Moyou, Lysette E. Kouemeni, Jeanne Y. Ngogang, Lazare Kaptue, Ernest Tambo

Abstract

Urogenital schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of public health importance that affects over 112 million people worldwide. The study aimed at assessing the urogenital schistosomiasis prevalence and risk factors of transmission around Mape dam suburds in Malantouen district, West, Cameroon. The study was conducted using semi-structured pretested questionnaires to collect socio-demographic and ecological data. Urine samples were also collected and used to confirm the prevalence of schistosomiasis in consented school-aged children in four primary schools between March - July 2014. Snails' samples around the dam surburbs were also collected for taxonomy characterization and species identification. Data were compiled and quality control assessed and analysed using SPSS version 17 and Epiinfo data 3.1. P < 0.05 was considered statistical significance. Questionnaires were administered to 229 pupils, with gender ratio of 1.04 (m/f). The prevalence of schistosomiasis haematobium was 16.6%. Mambonko school site, which is the closest to the dam suburbs, registered the greatest prevalence rate of 40%. The age group beween 10-13 years was the most infected (18.3%) and boys were more infested than girls (21.0% vs. 15.5%). Haematuria, urination pain, school absentiesm and poor performance were the major recorded complications in 39.5 and 26.3% males to female respectively. Infection rate gender disparity documented is still poorly understood and Bulinus truncatus collected from Mambonko suburb as potential snail intermediate host requires further studies. Authors advocated that schools and dam suburds sustained and innovative community-based surveillance and response targeted interventions implementation are needed to inform and support decision-making policy, but also in improving effective contextual behavioural communication changes and MDA improved uptake measures on national schistosomiasis control and elimination in Cameroon.

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Unknown 57 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 26%
Researcher 11 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 12%
Social Sciences 6 11%
Psychology 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 11 19%

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