Abstract

Schistosomiasis is considered to be one of the most prevalent neglected tropical disease (NTDs). It is estimated over 240 million people are infected and with about 700 million people are at risk of infection. The sample size of 152 was used to carry out the study. Ten milliliters of urine was centrifuged and the sediments were examined for Schistosomahaematobium ova. Data obtained were subjected to analysis using SPSS and chi-square at P< 0.05. Total Sample of 152 urine collected the result shows 33(47.8%) male and 36(52.2%) female at Ibaro and 41(49.4%) male and 42(50.6%) female at Apojula, 69 and 83 respectively for the two communities with no significant difference (p> 0.05). Treatment using traditional approaches (herbs) of which 148(97.4%) has been treated using drugs, herbs and other methods. In the two study communities, the studies shows that people where using Trichilia emetic and Stylosantheserectain Ibaro and Apojula for treatment of urinary schistosomiasis. The result also shows that roots ofTrichilia emetic is the most used in the community with32(46.4%), stems 27(39.1%) has an impact on the treatment of urinary schistosomiasis. Traditional method as a case management plays a vital role in the treatment of urinary schistosomiasis in the study area.

How to Cite
JOSEPH, ANDRAWUS, JAMES, AKINJOBI RUKAYAT., OMOTAYO, Jonathan,. Traditional Approaches on Morbidity and Case Management of Urinary Schistosoma Infection in Rural Communities of Ogun State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], jan. 2022. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/3066>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2022.