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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 924-928

Dispersion of human intestinal Geohelminth ova in selected refuse dumpsites in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore, Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria
E.O. Dada1* and A. A. Egbunu2
1Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 704, Akure, Nigeria
2Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Nigeria
*Corresponding author

This study was carried out to determine the dispersion of human intestinal geohelminth ova in refuse dumpsites in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore LGA of Ondo State. A total of 208 soil samples were collected from different refuse dumpsites. Ova and larvae of the geohelminth parasites were recovered using zinc sulphate flotation technique. The respective prevalence of geohelminth ova recovered from dumpsite soil samples are Ascaris lumbricoides 28(13.5%), Hookworm specie 15(7.2%), Trichuris trichiura 9(4.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis 7(3.4%). Dump soil contamination with the helminthes ova was higher in Iloro 20(31.3%), followed by Molete 7(29.2%), Igbara-odo road 9(28.1%), and Owode 13(27.1%), then Central town  10(25.0%).The respective prevalence of the four (4) ova of intestinal helminth recovered from dumpsite stool samples are Ascaris lumbricoides 4(25.0%), Hookworm 2(12.5%), Trichuris trichiura 1(6.3%) and Taenia spp 1(6.3%). There was a significant difference (P<0.05) in geohelminth ova prevalence encountered in the study area. The study discussed the prevalence and health implications of human intestinal helminth ova in refuse dumpsites in Igbara-oke, Ifedore Local Government Area. Findings call for an improvement in the basic environmental and sanitary conditions, adequate waste management services and health education on personal hygiene.

Keywords: Dispersion,Human intestinal, Geohelminth,Ova, Refuse,Dumpsites.

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Dada, E. O. and Egbunu, A. A. 2016. Dispersion of human intestinal Geohelminth ova in selected refuse dumpsites in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore, Local Government Area, Ondo State, NigeriaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 924-928. doi:
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