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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

 Volume 22 (1): 83-86, 2018.


Prevalence of human fascioliasis in Karbala, Iraq.

 

Khetam L. Hussain, Zainab R. Zghair

 

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq

 

SUMMARY

 

Hussain KL, Zghair ZR., Prevalence of human fascioliasis in Karbala, Iraq, Onl J Vet Res., 22 (1): 83-86, 2018. Blood samples were taken from 91 suspect humans from Karbala, Iraq of different ages and gender, and tested by ELISA for antibodies to fasciola spp. in serum. Results showed an incidence for human fascioliasis of 3.29% comprising 3 children aged 12, 13 and 15 years old, 5 uncertain cases and 83 negative subjects. Serum aspartate transaminase values were higher (P < 0.01) in infected individuals at 46.64 2.71 compared with negative ones with 25.94 4.59 U/L. There was no significant (P > 0.1) difference in alanine transaminase values between positive and negative subjects. We report presence of human fascioliasis in Karbala, Iraq.

 

Key-words: Prevalence, fascioliasis, Human, Iraq.


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