Volume 20 No 12 (2022)
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The prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica infection in Iraqi infants and children with diarrhea in Diyala province with unusual presentation
Hala Yaseen Kadhem1and Entisar Mahdi Hamad, AbeerAaid ABDULAMEER
It is worthwhile to conduct epidemiological studies to investigate the prevalence fact of Entamoeba histolytica in the world. It is no secret that is one of water protozoan parasite which is cause Amebiasis infection is Entamoeba histolytica. In Iraq, previously, there was no interest in tracking minor parasitic infections Due to the government's high interest in water sterilization, proper sewage treatment, in addition, the health awareness. Currently, due to poor planning and environmental neglect which led to increase the spread of parasitic diseases especially Amebiasis which is still be an important health problem. However, there was little data on prevalence of this parasite in Iraq. This data was important to take decision in order to assign limited public health resources for treatment and prevention of Amebiasis. therefore, these types of studies could make a strengthen the urgency of this innovation. In our study, 210 of population have been evaluated and their age was between (1 up to 60 month). Living in diyala province. A questionnaire was organized which include age, sex, residence and general stool examination.The spread of the disease has been linked to the quality of drinking water, food pollution and health situation ignoration. Entamoeba histolytica had a high prevalence by impacting high ratio of infants from 1-30 months (82%). the common infection was in the males. In addition, all of participants were urban. In conclusion, local governments and health departments should take the necessary preventive measures to limit the spread of all bacterial or parasite diseases by working hard and diligently to solve such health dilemmas
Entamoeba histolytica, Prevalence, Age, Sex, Diyala
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