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Journal Articles Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique Year : 2004

[Land-use and urinary schistosomiasis in Daloa (Côte d'Ivoire)].

Florence Fournet
Emmanuelle Cadot


The relation between agricultural land development of inland-valleys and health population has been studied in a town of the Ivorian forest area using urinary schistosomiasis as an indicator. Snails were collected during 4 months in rice fields and water holes used for market gardening of two urban inland-valleys (Batagnihi and Gakognihi). Prevalence of schistosomiasis was evaluated in two districts, Kennedy II and Fadiga, located close to the investigated inland-valleys. Schistosomiasis risk was higher in the Batagnihi where rice cultivation was more developed and prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis was higher in the Kennedy II district which is close to this inland-valley particularly among the Northern migrant people. The Kennedy II population has much more contacts with the inland-valley because of rice cultivation and social status. The higher socio-economic level of the Fadiga population limiting its contacts with the inland-valley can explain this result.
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inserm-00665839 , version 1 (02-02-2012)


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Florence Fournet, Nicaise A. N'Guessan, Emmanuelle Cadot. [Land-use and urinary schistosomiasis in Daloa (Côte d'Ivoire)].. Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique , 2004, 97 (1), pp.33-6. ⟨inserm-00665839⟩


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