Geohelminths contamination of kebbi state university of science and technology aliero’s environment
- Geohelminthes, Soil, Transmission, Aliero.
The investigation was carried out in Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero. A total of 200 soil samples were collected to determine the presence of geohelminth parasites in the study area. Out of 200 soil samples examined, 122 (61%) were positive and 78 (39%) were negative. The distribution of geohelminths (Soil Transmitted Helminths) parasites from each sampling sites examined are: senior staff quarters with the highest 36/50 (72%) followed by male hostel with 31/50 (62%), classes are with 28/50 (22.95%) and junior staff quarters recorded the least with 27/50 (22.13%). The prevalence of Hookworm is highest with 50/122 (40.98%), followed by Strongyloides with 21/122 (17.21%), Trichuris with 32/122 (26.22%) while Toxocara has the lowest with 19/122 (15.57s%). The high prevalence of soil transmitted helminth parasite in the study area could be attributed to lack of functional toilet facilities, lack of good sanitation and practice of open field defecation leading to indiscriminate defecation in and around the campus yard. Therefore, current control measures should include: Provision of functioning toilet fascilities and public campain on simple health promoting factors.