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original-paper | 05-August-2020

Molecular Identification and Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar and Entamoeba moshkovskii in Erbil City, Northern Iraq

Introduction Parasitic infections are endemic to most tropical and subtropical regions of developing countries (WHO 1997). Entamoeba histolytica, a protozoan parasite that inhabits the human gastrointestinal tract, causes asymptomatic infections in about 90% of infected people playing a significant role in spreading the parasite. Prolonged asymptomatic infection can lead to invasive amoebiasis, whose symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, and vomiting. In some

SHLER AKRAM FAQE MAHMOOD, HAWRI MUSTAFA BAKR

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 3, 263–272

Original Paper | 07-June-2016

Prevalence of Parasitic Contamination in Salad Vegetables Collected from Supermarkets and Street Vendors in Amman and Baqa’a – Jordan

One of the main ways in transmitting parasites to humans is through consuming contaminated raw vegetables. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of parasitological contamination (helminthes eggs, Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica cysts) of salad vegetables sold at supermarkets and street vendors in Amman and Baqa’a – Jordan. A total of 133 samples of salad vegetables were collected and examined for the prevalence of parasites. It was found that 29% of the samples were

Yazan Ismail

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 2, 201–207

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