Volume 32, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Infection with both urinary and intestinal schistosomiasis is prevalent with patchy distribution in Taiz Province, southwest Yemen Arab Republic. with a prevalence as high as 90% was found in the western, southern, and northern parts of the province. Among school children the overall prevalence was 37%. Infection rates did not differ significantly among various age and sex groups. Three species of , and —have been found in the province, having the widest distribution and highest density. was found in most parts of the province. A 100% prevalence was found in some schools. The overall prevalence was 64% among school children and 68% among inhabitants of villages surveyed. Highest prevalence was found in the age group 10–20 years. Hepatosplenomegaly was prevalent among children in highly endemic areas. , the intermediate host of , was found in most valleys.


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