Improper Cooking and Its Association with Intestinal Helminthiasis Among People in Wamakko Local Government, Sokoto Nigeria
Kiran Singh, Aminu Mustapha
This study was conducted on the road side people (those without houses), who used aluminum pots and cooking stones kiln/firewood for cooking their food. A total of 30 stool samples were analyzed for intestinal parasites, out of which, 26 samples were found positive for intestinal parasites presenting a prevalence rate of (88.66%). Among the parasites recovered, the incidence of Tania saginata (36.66%) was the highest followed by Schistosoma mansoni (26.66%), Fasciola hepatica (16.66%) and least Strongloides stercoralis (6.66%), and the result showed that there was high prevalence of helminthes parasites among the sampled people and it is needed that the government (at all levels) implement effective programs to help such kind of people and create and sustain good hygienic environment.