Intestinal Parasitic Infection among Primary School Children in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Nigeria: A Review for School-based Intervention

Intestinal parasitic infections rank among primary school children in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria is the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality, yet behavioral, economic, unhealthy environment and other factors have contributed to the widespread of intestinal parasitic infection. Intestinal parasites are organisms that dominate the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Parasitic infection remains a serious public health issue in the study area. Interventions such as provision of adequate sanitary facilities, chemotherapy, portable drinking water, health education should be considered/implemented, improved personal hygiene.

Author(s): Emmanuel Michael, Austin Abah and Peace Marcus

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