Intestinal parasitosis in the population of the Yemen Arab Republic.
ABSTRACT The present work is a report on the various parasitic infections in the Yemeni population during the period 1980-1982. Specimens were received and examined in the Parasitology Department of the Central Public Health Laboratory at Sana'a. Over 37.000 stool specimens and 25.000 urine specimens formed the subject of this study. 53% of the stool specimens were positive for intestinal parasites. T. trichiura, A. lumbricoides and G. lamblia had the highest prevalence. Fasciola ova were found in 0.5% of specimens. N. americanus and A. duodenale were both identified. S. mansoni was detected in 6% of stool specimens and S. haematobium in 2% of urine specimens.
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ABSTRACT: A total number of 3000 stool samples were collected from different laboratories of Sukkur, Sindh, during the period of June 2005 to May 2007 and were analyzed for various Protozoan and Helminth intestinal parasites. Stool examination was done by direct microscopic examination. Total 1050 (35%) cases were found with intestinal pathogenic parasites in their stools. The most common parasite was Gardia lamblia found in 380 (36.19%) cases. Entamoeba histolytica in 195 (18.57%) cases. Hymenolepis nana in 170 (16.19%) cases. Ascaris lumbricoides in 155 (14.76%) cases. Ancylostoma duodenale in 76 (7.24%) cases. Enterobius vermicularis in 44 (4.19%) cases. Trichuris trichiura in 19 (1.81%) cases and Taenia saginata in 11 (1.05%) cases. The frequency of parasitic infection is high in Sukkur, Sindh possibly due to low socio-economic status, lack of health education, poor sanitation and warm climate in this area.
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ABSTRACT: Background: The aim of this study was to conduct a seroprevalence survey in Meshkin-Shahr, Ardabil Province, north western Iran to detect the rate of human fascioliasis in the city and nearby villages. Literature shows that no such study has been conducted so far.Iranian Journal of Parasitology 11/2013; 8:516-521. · 0.87 Impact Factor