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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.

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Intestinal parasites Entamoeba histolytica river

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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