A survey of schistosomiasis was carried out in Ebelebiri, Imiringi, Elebele and Kolo communities of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, within the months of April and August, 2015. The survey revealed the presence of Schistosoma mansoni and S. intercalatum. The survey showed that out of the 320 children examined for the presence of ova of shistosomes, 17.81% were found to harbour S. mansoni while 12.81% had S. intercalatum. The incidence rate was not uniform among the four communities with Kolo community having the highest incidence rate (9.38%), followed by Ebelebiri community (8.75%), Imiringi, and Elebele communities had 7.18% and 5.31% respectively for both parasites. This is the first time these parasites have been documented in this part of the country and the implication discussed.


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