Evaluation of the effectiveness of sterilization materials added to drinking water in the elimination of the Larval stages of parasites in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Governorate

  • Sahira Ayed A. Al-Musawi Medical Lab. Analysis Department, Kufa Technical Institute, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, IraqMedical Lab. Analysis Department, Kufa Technical Institute, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Iraq

Abstract

The study was conducted to investigate the cysts and eggs of intestinal parasites in drinking water in four models of drinking water for water purification projects in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Governorate for the period from 1/10/2017 to 1/10/2018. The results of the examination of river water in four districts in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf governorate showed the presence of five species of parasites are cysts of  Entamoeba histolytica by 39%, and the eggs of the  Ascaris worm by 12%,  worm Ancylostoma duodenale  by 4%,  Giardia lamblia cysts 40%, and the eggs of  Enterobius vermicularis by 18%. The results of the tap water examination showed that there were five types of intestinal parasites, but at a lower rate than in river water,  Entamoeba histolytica cysts by 16%, eggs of Ascaris by 7%, Ancylostoma duodenale eggs by 2%, Giardia lamblia cysts by 29%, and Enterobius vermicularis by 5% overall.

Keywords: Intestinal, parasites, Entamoeba histolytica, river

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2019-11-20
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Sahira Ayed A. Al-Musawi. (2019). Evaluation of the effectiveness of sterilization materials added to drinking water in the elimination of the Larval stages of parasites in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Governorate. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 3665-3668. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1750
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