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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Epidemiological Comparative Study of Giardia lamblia Between Human and Cow in Basrah, Iraq


Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2014, Pages 843–848

 Epidemiological Comparative Study of Giardia lamblia Between Human and Cow  in Basrah, Iraq

R. K. Al – Saad1 and G. Y. Al – Emarah2

1 MSc, Parasitology - Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
2 Dean and Assistant Professor, PhD, Parasitology - Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq

Original language: English

Received 14 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Objective: study was conducted to determine the prevalence and incidence of Giardia lamblia parasite between human and cows in Basrah province with comparitives.
Design: During research collected 1344 stool samples from human and 1049 stool samples from cows from September 2012 to May 2013. All samples collected in sterilized cups, then examined under microscope by conventional microscopic methods and concentration methods.
Results: In human, 405 cases were infected 30.1% and 322 positive cases have been recorded in cattle 30.6%. The study was shown that all age groups are susceptible to the disease. Also in this study recorded different ratios of giardiasis during months of year.
Conclusion: The study recorded high prevalence of giardiasis in Basrah province. Giardiasis was widely distributed throughout the months of study. Many factors could affect prevalence of giardiasis in human as socio-economic status, overcrowding, level of education, sanitation, contact with animals and types of water source.


Author Keywords: Giardia, Diarrhea, Epidemiology, Enteric Disease, prevalence.


How to Cite this Article


R. K. Al – Saad and G. Y. Al – Emarah, “Epidemiological Comparative Study of Giardia lamblia Between Human and Cow in Basrah, Iraq,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 843–848, August 2014.