EXAMINING THE INCIDENCE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS AND TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES OF KOGI STATEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2021-20-05
Authors : Simon Abuh; Salifu Melinga;
Page : 390-394
Keywords : C. Albicans T. Vaginalis Infection Pregnant Women;
Candida albicans and Trichomonas vaginalis are Candida albicans and Trichomonas vaginalis are fungal infections that are raising health concerns. The studys objective was to examine the incidence of C. albicans and T. vaginalis infections among pregnant women in the rural communities of Kogi state. A total of three hundred and thirty-six women who attends antenatal care in public health institutions participated in the study. The study samples were pooled from the participants through their consulting physicians. The Analysis conducted on the samples showed that 61.3% of the total samples tested positive for C. albicans, 5.1% tested positive for T. vaginalis, and 33.6% were negative for both infections. However, no co-occurrence was reported. The study concludes that the disease is prevalent in Kogi state and recommends a robust enlightenment approach.
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