BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Hussaini, Y. A., & Garba Gusau, I. (2021). GEOHELMINTHS INFECTION AND ITS RISK FACTORS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED SCHOOLS IN TALATA MAFARA, ZAMFARA STATE. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 11, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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A study of the distribution of geohelminths infection was investigated among primary school children aged 3-10 years old in Talata Mafara town, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Nigeria. A total of 60 primary school children were randomly selected from three (3) schools and assessed for geohelminths Infections using formal ether techniques. There was a significant prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoide (8.3%) in relation to the other geohelminths in the type of infection. Hookworm showed a prevalence of (5.0%) whereas Trichuris trichura showed no infection (0%). The difference in the distribution of infections among the sexes, age groups, number in households, income, source of water and the type of toilet used was also recorded. However, regression analysis of the infection shows that these are possible risk factors of Geohelminth infection in the area. Provision of good toilets and improvement in the social welfare of the people can help eradicate or reduce geohelminths infections.

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