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Existence of Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts and Giardia spp. cysts in well water in Nineveh governorate

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Author(s): R. G. Mohammad

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 25 Arabic;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2011;
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ABSTRACT
The study included examination of 110 water samples from well distributed in Mosul city and few towns and villages around it from May 2009 to March 2010 for detection of Cryptosporidium spp oocysts and Giardia spp cysts in well water. The results revealed that the prevalence of Cryptosporidium oocysts was 16.36% while the prevalence of Giardia cysts was 12.72%. The percentages of prevalence with Cryptosporidium and Giardia were in high rate in Bartilla and some villages around it 20% for Cryptosporidium and 17.14% for Giardia, the low rates were in Mosul city 10% for both protozoa. The highest prevalence rate of Cryptosporidium was in March 38.46% and the lowest was in November and July 0%. The highest prevalence rate of Giardia was in October 23.53% and the lowest rate in July 0%. This first study shows the presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts in well water (Ground water) in Nineveh governorate.

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