EVALUATION OF SOILTRANSMITTED HELMINTHES AND THE ASSOCIATED HEALTH-RISK IN EJIBA YAGBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

EVALUATION OF SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTHES AND THE ASSOCIATED HEALTH-RISK IN EJIBA YAGBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT

The study on Evaluation of soil transmitted Helminthes and the Associated Health-Risk in Ejiba Yagba Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria was carried out between June 2018 and December 2018. These areas includes unhygienic Residential areas, Farmland and Play ground from different location of the study areas. Thirty samples were randomly selected and examined for soil transmitted helminth parasites using Zinc Sulphate Flotation method. These soil samples were collected in a polythene bag from the study areas into a steriled sample bottles and examined at the Department of Biological Sciences laboratory Anyigba. The results obtained show that there were presence of geohelminths and significant difference in parasites isolated among the three types of soil compared together. The commonly found parasite include: Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and Hookworm. Loamy soil had significantly (p<0.05) higher mean egg prevalence than the other soil types. While the sandy soil has the lowest mean prevalence. A well organized education program on personal hygiene and community health couple with mass treatment is desirable and recommended in Ejiba, Yagba West Local Government Areas.

Salem University Journals

Salem University Journals

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 74-79 ISBN: 9789785877585

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