ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF INTESTINAL PARASITES FROM VEGETABLES FROM DIFFERENT MARKETS OF IRAQ.

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ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF INTESTINAL PARASITES FROM VEGETABLES FROM DIFFERENT MARKETS OF IRAQ.


Afkar M. Hadi
Iraq Natural History Research Center and Museum. University of Baghdad


ABSTRACT

This investigation was designed to determine the occurrence of intestinal parasites in fresh vegetables(Apium graveolense, Lepidium aucheri and Allium porrum), from different markets as a primary effort in Iraq. Eight genera and species of intestinal parasites appear in vegetables, they were as follow: Echinococcus sp. 50%,Oxyuris equi 45%,Habronema sp. 
45%,Parascaris equroum 31.6%,Strongyloides westrei 30%,Toxocara sp. 18.3%,Ascaris lumbricoides 11.6% and Hymenolepis sp. 8.3% .The scarcity of fresh water has meant that urban gardeners are increasingly irrigating their plots with wastewater. This poses a threat to public health in addition of roaming dogs in open farms. All studied areas showed high rates of eggs .No significant difference noticed between total rates of north and middle of Iraq. 
There were highly significant differences in the species of parasites among areas.



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