The Intestinal Parasites of Bashiqa District, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
Bushra S. Al-Naemy1
Zohair I.F. Rahemo2
1 Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Nursing , Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq
2 Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 2012, Vol. 2, No. 6 doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2012.02.0006
Received: 29 Sep., 2012 Accepted: 29 Sep., 2012 Published: 22 Oct., 2012
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Al-Nawmy et al., 2012, The Intestinal Parasites of Bashiqa District, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq, Intl. J. of Molecular Zoology, Vol.2, No.6, 51-54 (doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2012.02.0006)
An investigation was performed on intestinal parasites in children of Bashika District, suburb of Mosul city and 12 Km northeast of it. A total of 422 stool specimens were examined, 256 from males and 166 from females, the percentage of infection was 60.66 % and 39.33% respectively. The recovered parasites were: Entamoeba histolytica (28.2%), Giardia lamblia (37%), Hymenolepis nana (6.5%), Taenia saginata (2.5%), Ascaris lumbricoides (3.8%), Enterbius vermicularis (15.3%), Trachiuris trachura (1.2%) and Ancylostoma duodenale (5.1%). As regards the difference in gender infection: E. histolytica (14.4% in males and 8.2% in females), in G. lamblia (15.45 in males and 14.4% in females), T .saginata (2.0% in males and 5.1% in females), the nematodes 12.3% in males and 7.2% in females. As concern symptoms recorded, diarrhea was the most abundant symptom (36.5% in males and 24.3% in females), then abstaing with abdominal pain (24.3% in males and 18.9% in females). Regarding factors complaints of parasitic infection: not washing hands before eating was the major factor in increasing parasitic infection (27.7% in males and 30.2% in females), then come not washing vegetables (22.5% in males and 20.9% in females) in addition to other socio-economic factors and bad infrastructure of most of the district villages.
Parasites; Intestine; Bashiqa-Iraq
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