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Helminth ova in soil from children's playgrounds in Calabar, Nigeria



Helminth ova in soil from children's playgrounds in Calabar, Nigeria



Central African Journal of Medicine 35(7): 432-434



A study was undertaken to examine contamination of soil in children's playgrounds with helminth ova in Calabar, Nigeria. A total of 150 soil samples were collected from 3 playgrounds (50 samples from each). Ascaris lumbricoides ova were found in all 3 playgrounds in 5, 6 and 10 of the samples respectively. In addition, Trichuris vulpis, Toxocara canis and Strongyloides stercoralis ova were found in 2, 4 and 3 respectively, of the samples from one playground each.

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