Afzal Ahmad

Afzal Ahmad
Abbottabad University of Science and Technology · Department of Microbiology

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Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular zoonotic protozoan parasite, infect both humans and animals population worldwide. It can also cause abortion and inborn disease in humans and livestock population. In the present study total of 313 domestic animals were screened for Toxoplasma gondii infection. Of which 45 cows, 55 buffalos, 68 goats, 60 sheep...
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The current study was conducted in Women and Children Teaching Hospital (WCTH) district Bannu to correlate the Plasmodium vivax density on complete blood count (CBC). The study contained 137 blood samples of patients, who visited to the hospital with the complaints of fever, headache, abdominal pain and shivering. Among these 49 (35.766%) were foun...
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The present study was conducted to find out the ectoparasite infesting domestic animals i.e goat, cow, sheep and buffalo in district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan during the period from January 2018 to March 2018.In present work total 120 animals were studied out of which 45 were infected with different parasites. During present st...
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The current study was conducted in Women and Children Teaching Hospital (WCTH) district Bannu to correlate the Plasmodium vivax density on complete blood count (CBC). The study contained 137 blood samples of patients, who visited to the hospital with the complaints of fever, headache, abdominal pain and shivering. Among these 49 (35.766%) were foun...
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Malaria is caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium transmitted by female Anopheles species mosquitoes. The current study was designed to find resistance and response of chloroquine drug to malaria patients in Thall scout hospital, Khyber pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from January 2011 to march 2015. The age of adult m...
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The present investigation was conducted to assess the concentration of toxic pollutant i.e. heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, Cr and Mn) in River Kabul at Warsak Peshawar with the help of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Three sampling sites were selected in River Kabul at Warsak Peshawar. Each sampling sites was away from one another 100 meters di...
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The present study was conducted to investigate the parasitic profile and their level of infestation in freshwater fishes of river Indus, D.I. KHAN, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of 109 fishes belonging to seven different species were identified and examined for infection. Five species of different parasites, including Saprolegnia, microspor...
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The present study was conducted to find out the prevalence of rubella virus infection among pregnant women of IDPs (internal displaced persons) of NWA agency in Baka Khil camp KPK, Pakistan from February 2015 to July 2015.Two hundred fifty (250) blood samples were randomly collected from IDPs pregnant women. Sera were separated and screening was wi...
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The present study was conducted to investigate the epidemiological status of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection and associated risk factors in MURCY Hospital Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from November 2015 to April 2016. A total of 500 clinically suspected cases of HCV and a total of 300 clinically suspected cases of...
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The present study was conducted to know the commonest age group, vaccination status, nutritional status and main complications in children admitted with measlesin 14 different union councils of district Karak from 25-Feb-17 to 22-May-17. In this descriptive study, 170 patients (6months to 9 years of age), with clinical diagnosis of Measles i.e. hig...
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To study the Antibiotic resistance determination of S. aureus isolates and screening for MRSA. This was in-vitro study on MRSA isolates received from clinical samples in the department of microbiology during three months (January 2015-March 2015). Staphylococci were identified by catalase, coagulase and DNAse tests. The samples were cultured on blo...
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Microbial enzymes are widely used in industrial processes and α-amylase is one of the most important industrial enzymes, used in industrial processes such as brewing, baking, textiles, pharmaceuticals, starch processing, and detergents.The enzyme acts on starches, glycogen and oligosaccharides in a random manner, liberating reducing groups. Amylase...
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Hepatitis is worldwide major health issue especially in developing countries. Hepatitis virus is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in rural area of Pakistan. The main aim of the research study was to estimate the prevalence of HBV and HCV in the patients of District Dir. As a whole 765 patients were diagnosed for hepatitis within four mo...
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Methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus is a major public health problem all over the world especially in progressive countries. As there is an unstoppable change in the prevalence of MRSA, the present study was designed to investigate the recent trend in the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of MRSA. In current study, 450 clinical samp...
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Humans use various kinds of herbs and shrubs for medicinal purposes since time immemorial. Punicagranatum (pomegranate) and Cichoriumintybus (chicory) are example of such plants. The undertaken study of selected medicinal plants was screened for their antibacterial activity. Peel extracts of Punicagranatum(pomegranate) and leaves of Cichoriumintybu...
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Microbial enzymes are widely used in industrial processes and α-amylase is one of the most important industrial enzymes, used in industrial processes such as brewing, baking, textiles, pharmaceuticals, starch processing, and detergents.The enzyme acts on starches, glycogen and oligosaccharides in a random manner, liberating reducing groups. Amylase...

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