A parasitological survey was conducted between October 1992 and July 1996 among Fadama farmers and 135 control subjects in the Jos and Barkin-Ladi areas of Plateau State, Nigeria, to provide data on the existing farming practices, and parasitic infections in the areas due to human and animal waste utilization. Also, municipal refuse, nightsoil, abattoir waste, water sources used for irrigation and their sediments, and vegetable crops produced through human and animal waste utilization were examined for parasites. The rates of parasitic infections in the fadama farmers were 91.6% for helminths and 86.4% for protozoa. Helminth Infection rates but not those of protozoa varied significantly between the farmers and the controls.

Prof. Mba Ogbureke Okoronkwo, OON PhD, MSc, FMLSCN, FIMLS, AIMLS
Title of Lecture
The Public Health Significance of Human and Animal Wastes Utilization in Agriculture
Host Faculty
Agricultural Sciences

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