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Preliminary Report of the 8th Selective Mass-Chemotherapy of Urinary Schistosomiasis in Mwachinga Community of Kwale District, Coast Kenya


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Title: Preliminary Report of the 8th Selective Mass-Chemotherapy of Urinary Schistosomiasis in Mwachinga Community of Kwale District, Coast Kenya
Authors: Mwachinga Schistosomiasis Control study Group
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Citation: 長崎大学医学部保健学科紀要 = Bulletin of Nagasaki University School of Health Sciences. 2001, 14(2), p.23-33
Abstract: A selective mass-chemotherapy of urinary schistosomiasis was conducted in Mwachinga community of Kwale District, Coast Province of Kenya in August, 2001 after three and a half years since the last urine examination and treatment. Overall, 1118 villagers participated in urine examination. Urine of 1088 villagers was studied for eggs of schistosome haematobium. Egg-positives were 572 out of 1088 villagers, prevalence being 53%. Prevalence among males (56%, 283/508) was higher than females (49%, 290/580). Prevalence was 19% for grosshaematuria, 55% for micro-haematuria, 60% for proteinuria, 44% for self-diagnosed schistosomiasis, 40% for self-reported symptoms of blood in urine, 51% for pain in urination, 40% for difficulty in urination, and 48% for sense of remaining urine. Ninety-two percent of egg-positives (528/572) were treated with praziquantel. Results of anthropometry, self-reported water contact, blood pressure, and medical examination are also reported.
Keywords: schistosomiasis / Schistosome haematobium / Mass-chemotherapy / self-diagnosis / Kenya
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17947
ISSN: 09160841
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 14, No. 2

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