Research Article

Screening for schistosomiasis among the Yemeni population in Eccles.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: (Published 09 March 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:751
  1. P L Ganvir,
  2. J M Packer,
  3. R H Mallard


    A population of Yemenis living in the north of England was screened for schistosomiasis. Schistosome ova were found in the urine of five of the 104 patients who were screened, but only two received treatment, owing mainly to the mobility of the population. The results of the screening programme showed that it is possible to obtain the enthusiastic cooperation of many individuals, and organisations, most of whom do not normally work together as a team.