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An Assessment of Water Related Diseases in a Nigerian Community

Omole, D. O. and Emenike, PraiseGod C and Tenebe, I.T. and Akinde, A.O. and Badejo, A.A. (2015) An Assessment of Water Related Diseases in a Nigerian Community. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology , 10 (7). pp. 776-781. ISSN 2040-7459

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Abstract

Information on the general health problems in Ota was provided while the ailments that are directly related to water were highlighted and discussed. The information was gathered by questionnaire application, using non-quota sampling technique. The target respondents were health care workers such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists who work in hospitals and primary health care centers situated in the municipality. It was observed that out of the top seven diseases that are most frequently reported in Ota, five were water related. These diseases include malaria, typhoid, vital organ failure, cholera and skin disease. Reasons for the high level of water related ailments were explained by poor level of supply of potable water to the municipality, as well as poor sanitation practices by the residents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr D.O. OMOLE
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 09:04
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5406

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