Baccush MM, Nayak CS, Gibreel AO.
Faculty of Medicine, El-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya.
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1993 Aug;23(2):527-33.
Study was conducted in 9 localities of Tauorga town, which is situated North-West of Libya, with the objective of finding out the present trend of Schistosomiasis mansoni in general population and to plan suitable strategies for its prevention. 1544 people were selected by two stage cluster random sampling and the data was gathered by direct interview from the family members during home visit. Stool samples were collected and examined for Schistosoma mansoni eggs. The study revealed that the overall prevalence of schistosomiasis mansoni was 20.85%, which was varied between 1.78% and 55.58% in different localities. Significantly higher prevalence was observed in school age group (28.61%), in males (25.28%) and in localities situated within the area of 2 Km from the spring (55.58%).
Keywords: Prevalence of schistosomiasis mansoni in Tauorga town, north-west Libya.