Prevalence of Mansonella perstans infections among the nomadic Fulanis of northernNigeria.

Jude C Anosike 1, Ikechukwu N S Dozie 2, Celestine O E Onwuliri 2, Bertram E B Nwoke 2, Viola A Onwuliri 2
1 - Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. jc_anosike@yahoo.com
2 -
Ann Agric Environ Med
2005; 12 (1):
ICID: 420260
 
 
The study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence and clinical manifestationsof Mansonella perstans infection in the nomadic Fulanis of northern Nigeria. Physical examination of755 consenting nomads for clinical manifestations of M. perstans infection was carried out between June1996-September 2000. This was followed by parasitological examination of blood samples collected by fingerprick method to identify microfilariae (mf). Data collected was stratified by locality, age and sex,and analyzed using the Chi-square test. Overall, 66 (8.7 %) of 755 nomads were infected. Infection washigher in men (9.7 %) than in women (6.5 %) (p
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