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Title: Cryptospordiosis in Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Onah, J.A
Idiong, D.U
Bello, C.S.S
Ujah, I.A.O
Mawak, J.D
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: The Nigerian Journal of Parasitology
Series/Report no.: Vol.19;Pp 45-50
Abstract: Out of 304 stool samples submitted for routine microbiological examinations from the out-patient Department (OPD) of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), further investigations for Cryptosporidium sp oocysts infection were carried out using the modified Ziehi-Nelson staining method. Oocysts of Cryptosporidium sp were detected in9 (2.9%) of the samples of these nine(9) positive samples 5(2.65%) of them were from children 1-10 years old. All were watery stools. Other intestinal pathogens encountered include Entamoeba histolytica, 30 (9.8%); Hookworm 11 (3.62%) and Schistosoma mansoni 5 (1.6.4%). The prevalence rate recorded for others were 1, (0.33%) for Hymenofpsis nana Giardia lamblia and Ascaris lumbricoides respectively. This pilot study has documented the occurence of Cryptosporidium in humans with diarrhoeal cases in Jos.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/470
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