Seroprevalence of Human Fasciolosis in Lorestan Province, Western Iran, in 2015-16

HEYDARIAN, Peyman and ASHRAFI, Keyhan and MOHEBALI, Mehdi and KIA, Eshrat Beigom and ARYAEIPOUR, Mojgan and CHEGENI SHARAFI, Ali and MOKHAYERI, Hamid and BOZORGOMID, Arezoo and ROKNI, Mohammad Bagher (2017) Seroprevalence of Human Fasciolosis in Lorestan Province, Western Iran, in 2015-16. Iran J Parasitol, 12. pp. 389-397.

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Abstract Background: The aim of this study was the seroepidemiological survey for detecting the status of human fasciolosis in Lorestan Province, western Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015-16. Based on statistical estimations, 1256 serum samples were collected from different parts of Lorestan Province, western Iran, and stored at -20 °C until use. The collected serum samples were analyzed at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran using indirect ELISA method. Results: Anti-Fasciola antibodies were detected in 16 (1.3%) individuals. Regarding the seropositivity to fasciolosis, no significant differences were found between age groups, sex, level of education and occupation; however significant differences were observed regarding location, consuming local freshwater plants and water resources (P<0.02.) Conclusion: Local freshwater plants and unfiltered water resources were probably the main sources of the infection. Health education by local health centers to elevate awareness of people, and providing facilities for safer drinking water, especially in rural areas may help decrease the risk of fasciolosis infection in this region

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 12:11

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