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Direct Research Journal of Public Health and Environmental Technology:Vol.3 (4), pp. 63-67, September 2018
ISSN 4372-2603

Women and Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA14285763
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJPHET.2018.5763

Original Research Article


IWU, ROSEMARY U.


Department of Biology Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rosemaryiwu13@ymail.com


date Received: May 17, 2018     date Accepted: July 30, 2018     date Published: August 19, 2018

Abstract

Three thousand, two hundred and eighty female residents aged between 11 and 30 years were examined for Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Owerri urban. Out of 3280, 660 (20.14 %) were infected with T. vaginalis. The highest prevalence of T. vaginalis infection 392 (21.6 %) was observed among women aged 16-20 years, while the least 12 (7.59 %) was observed among those aged between 26-30 years. Women who had multiple sex-partners showed higher prevalence of the infection 102 (35.92 %) than those with one sex partner 395 (17.48 %). There was higher prevalence of mixed infections involving T vaginalis and the bacteria – Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria gonorrhoea 321 (48.68 %); and T. vaginalis and Candida albicans 182 (27.58 %), than single infection of T. vaginalis 101 (15.3  %).


Keywords:  Infection, Trichomonas Vaginalis, women, Imo State, Nigeria