Articles by Author: Samson Mukaratirwa

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  1. Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the control and prevention of malaria in four endemic provinces of Zambia

    Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the control and prevention of malaria in four endemic provinces of Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    This study sought to determine malaria knowledge levels, attitudes and practices of the communities in four malaria endemic provinces of Zambia. A cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) on malaria transmission, prevention and control was conducted among 584...
  2. Endo-parasites of public-health importance recovered from rodents in the Durban metropolitan area, South Africa

    Endo-parasites of public-health importance recovered from rodents in the Durban metropolitan area, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Parasite infections of public health importance carried by Rattus spp. on the African continent (excluding toxoplasmosis) have not been adequately researched. The aim of this study was to investigate endoparasites of public health importance, particularly those associated with R...
  3. Schistosomiasis risk factors based on the infection status among school-going children in the Ndumo area, uMkhanyakude district, South Africa

    Schistosomiasis risk factors based on the infection status among school-going children in the Ndumo area, uMkhanyakude district, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Schistosomiasis remains a public health burden in South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal. The study aimed to identify the risk factors for transmission of Schistosoma haematobium among school-going children in the Ndumo area of uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal.
  4. Scope of research on <em>Parthenium hysterophorus</em> in Africa

    Scope of research on <em>Parthenium hysterophorus</em> in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) is an invasive plant that invades farm and grazing lands, and affects biodiversity, animal and human health, agricultural productivity and food security. The plant is native to the Americas, but was introduced to Africa, Asia and Australia...
  5. Understanding self-appraisal of HIV-infection risk among young adults in Nigeria: evidence from a national survey

    Understanding self-appraisal of HIV-infection risk among young adults in Nigeria: evidence from a national survey

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A major component of HIV prevention is to encourage individuals to appreciate their personal risk of contracting the virus with the aim of encouraging them to take steps to reduce the risks. This article addresses the accuracy of an individual's...
  6. Indigenous names of fish and fishing gear in the Cuvelai, Kavango and Caprivi regions of Namibia

    Indigenous names of fish and fishing gear in the Cuvelai, Kavango and Caprivi regions of Namibia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    This study discusses the local names of the inland fresh water fish species of the Cuvelai, Kavango and Caprivi regions of Namibia, in five indigenous languages: OshiWambo/OshiNdonga, RuKwangali, RuGciriku, SiLosi and SiSubia. It also discusses local names of the indigenous...
  7. Population dynamics and ecology of freshwater gastropods in the highveld and lowveld regions of Zimbabwe, with emphasis on schistosome and amphistome intermediate hosts

    Population dynamics and ecology of freshwater gastropods in the highveld and lowveld regions of Zimbabwe, with emphasis on schistosome and amphistome intermediate hosts

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    From November 1998 to October 2000, patterns of distribution and seasonal population fluctuations of snails and factors influencing them were investigated in six dams and six streams in the highveld region, and in nine dams in the lowveld region of...
  8. Intraspecific prey choice of bushmeat hunters outside the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: a preliminary analysis

    Intraspecific prey choice of bushmeat hunters outside the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: a preliminary analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    In this study we investigated intraspecific prey choice of illegal bushmeat hunters outside the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. During the study 151 animals belonging to 12 species were reported killed. The majority, 76%, of prey species were migratory herbivores. Night...
  9. Effect of organic cultivation of rooibos tea plants (<em>Aspalathus linearis</em>) on soil nutrient status in Nieuwoudtville, South Africa

    Effect of organic cultivation of rooibos tea plants (<em>Aspalathus linearis</em>) on soil nutrient status in Nieuwoudtville, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The shoots of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis (Burm.f.) R.Dahlgren) plants, cultivated organically by small-scale farmers in Nieuwoudtville, are harvested for the production of tea. These practices could lead to decreasing soil fertility. It was hypothesised that soil from cultivated rooibos plots...