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Parasitosis and human health in Nigeria

Alexander D. Wozuzu Acholonu

Parasitosis and human health in Nigeria

present situation and future needs : an inaugural lecture delivered at the University of Lagos on Wednesday, 18th March 1987

by Alexander D. Wozuzu Acholonu

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Published by University of Lagos Press in Lagos, Nigeria .
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    Subjects:
  • Parasitic diseases -- Nigeria -- Miscellanea.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).

    Statementby Alexander D. Wozuzu Acholonu.
    SeriesInaugural lecture series / University of Lagos, Inaugural lecture series (Lagos, Nigeria)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA644.P18 A27 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. ;
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1195399M
    LC Control Number94187518

    An occupational skin disorder is a skin condition wholly or partially caused by a persons work activity. The skin plays a very important role as a barrier to chemicals and other contaminants entering the body. Skin disorders may disrupt this barrier function. Intestinal Parasitosis among Food Handlers in Jos, North Central Nigeria James Garba Damen 1,Essien Unyime Cosmas 1, C. Aaron Damak 2 1 Department of Medical laboratory Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos,Plateau state, NigeriaCited by: 1.

    Nigeria in announced it had eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in two states in the center of the country. Nigeria is the most endemic country for lymphatic filariasis in Africa, and the third most endemic country in the world, with about 66 percent of the Nigerian population at . A study of the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection was conducted among children aged years in primary schools in rural parts of Imo State, Nigeria. Of the faecal samples examined, ( 7%) harboured intestinal parasites with 65 ( 4%) being from Orlu zone, 57 ( 7%) from Owerri zone, and 42 ( 8%) from Okigwe zone.

      Schistosomiasis is a public health problem in Nigeria because it causes chronic ill health among the poor and especially disease is one of the major communicable diseases that infects more than million people in about 74 developing countries, million reside in Africa, and 22 million of this number reside in Nigeria including children. At the same time, Nigeria was going through political change, adopting a democratic government in that began engaging with civil society to improve conditions, including health, Adebamowo remembered. He convinced officials that research and bioethics should play an important role.


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Introduction. Soil transmitted parasites are important pathogens of public health concerns in most rural areas of many endemic countries (Hoorfar, ).Poverty, poor environmental hygiene, and impoverished health services have been noted as the predisposing factors (El-Sherbini and Gneidy, ).The most notable source of transmission of these parasites is through the indiscriminate Cited by: 2.

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Dogs are the most successful canids, adapted to human habitation worldwide. They have contributed to physical, social and emotional well-being of their owners, particularly children [1,2].However, in spite of the beneficial effects, close bonds of dogs and humans (in combination with inappropriate human practices and behaviour) remain a major threat to public health, with dogs Cited by: Buy Common Intestinal parasites of Humans in Nigeria: Intestinal Parasites infection in apparently healthy, Diarrhoeal and HIV-positive patients in Zaria and Kaduna, Nigeria on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthor: Karderam Bukar Dikwa.

Dogs are the most common pet animals worldwide. They may harbour a wide range of parasites with zoonotic potential, thus causing a health risk to humans. In Nigeria, epidemiological knowledge on these parasites is limited. In a community-based study, we examined dogs in urban and rural areas of Ilorin (Kwara State, Central Nigeria) for ectoparasites and intestinal by: Parasite of public health importance identified from this study were Strongyloides spp., Ascaris spp., Hookworm and Trichuris spp., which have been previously reported in Nigeria [10, 18, Human Health and Hygiene (General) - (VV) The parasitic diseases of school children in Lagos State, Nigeria.

parasitic diseases, parasitic infestations, parasitic worms, parasitosis, protozoal diseases, schistosomosis, school kids, schoolchildren, Strigeida, subsaharan Africa Cited by: Hookworm (%) had the highest frequency among the helminthes while Entamoeba histolytica (%) was the only protozoan detected.

This work confirmed a high prevalence of urogenital schistosomiasis, intestinal parasitosis and their co-infection among the school age children in Adim by: 1.

(%) prevalence of parasitosis among ART naïve HIV infected patients at AKTH and IDH calls for adoption of routine diagnosis with specific and sensitive technique for the detection of parasitosis to guide all inclusive chemotherapy for this category of patients.

Keywords: Prevalence, intestinal parasitosis, ART naïve patients, Kano, Nigeria 1. Treatment of Human Parasitosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Parasitology Research Monographs (Book 6) Thanks for Sharing. You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed : Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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Any medical worker who has ever set foot in West Africa cannot fail to be interested and stimulated by this book. And anyone still engaged directly or indirectly in the struggle to raise the standards of health in these countries will find many lessons to be learnt from its pages.

Those of them who still believe that problems can be solved at the stroke of a WHO pen, those who believe that Cited by: Intestinal Parasitosis among HIV Positive Patients Accessing Healthcare in a Medical Centre in Norhtern Nigeria Pennap, Grace Rinmecit1*, Ajegena, Samuel1 and Dodo2, The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has continued to pose a lot of challenges to global health.

About million infected people live in Nigeria (Tyodugh et al. Nnewi Campus, Nigeria Abstract There is paucity of information on the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in orphanage homes in Anambra State, Nigeria.

This study investigated the prevalence of some intestinal parasitic infections in relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) of children resident in orphanages situated in Anambra State. A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.

Parasites can cause disease in humans. Some parasitic diseases are easily treated and some are not. The burden of these diseases often rests on communities in the tropics and subtropics, but parasitic infections also affect people in developed countries.

Human intestinal parasite has become a major public health problem in children of developing countries because of poor socio-economic conditions and lack of good hygienic living.

With support from The Carter Center, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health and other partners in issued co-implementation guidelines for a coordinated effort to eliminate both diseases. The. Introduction. Human immune-deficiency virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a global public health problem.

1 The disease predisposes individuals to various opportunistic infections of which parasitic infestations of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are prominent.

2 Several studies have shown that some intestinal parasites such as Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora Cited by: 2. Status of intestinal parasitic infections among primary school children in Rivers State, Nigeria, was investigated between January and December A total of 3, stool samples were collected from school children (1, males and females) in 36 primary schools from 13 local government areas of Rivers State.

The samples were analyzed using wet saline/iodine and formol ether Cited by: 5. The inadequate programs designed to address the numerous health problems in Nigeria have led to the little improvement in our health status. Overall life expectancy at birth is 54 years; infant mortality rate is 86 per live birth while maternal mortality ratio is perlive births.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients are highly vulnerable to microbial and parasitic diseases due to the immune-suppression. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and assess the associated risk factors of intestinal parasites in HIV/AIDS patients who are under anti-retroviral therapy in Kombolcha, North-Central Ethiopia.

A total of HIV sero-positive individuals Cited by: 1.