PREVALENCE OF SOME PARASITIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITHIN KERKUK CITY FOR YEARS 2009-2014
Ayoub A. Bazzaz* and Neama Ali Ahmad
The study involved a general survey of six diagnosed common parasitic infectious disease, amoebiasis, beaver fever (giardiasis), oriental spot (leishmaiasis), black fever (Kala azar), hydated disease (cystosis) and toxoplasmosis, for outpatients attended 3 different state hospitals, Al-Jumhuri, Azadi and Children hospitals for the years 2009-2014. The amoebiasis involved infection with Entamoeba histolytica had the highest records (79.5%) amongst other five parasites in year 2011, followed by giardiasis (18%) in 2012, respectively. The annual peak of total infection for all these six parasites was in year 2011 followed by years, 2013, respectively. The highest monthly records of general infection were in June followed by July and October, respectively. The present work provides a local survey of general parasitic infection prevalence in only Kerkuk province. Similar surveys to cover outskirts of Kirkuk and other cities would complimentary be beneficial to promote to an official level which imply a wider idea of the prevalence of these parasites in Iraq. Future works should involve medical treatments, i.e. vaccination to siege the prevalence of these intestinal and coetaneous diseases.
Keywords: Prevalence, Parasitic, Infectious diseases; Kirkuk, Iraq.
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