E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

Investigation and Diagnosis of Taenia saginata Parasite in Specific Rural Areas of Babylon Province, Iraq

Author(s): Shams Hamed AL-Sultani, Maher Ali AL-Quraishi


The current study was conducted in the period from February 2018 to January 2021. A total of 1684 stool samples were examined to detect T. saginata infection in five villages of Babylon Governorate (AL-kerataa, Albo–Humaer, Al-Wardea Kharej, Alsyahe and Senjar). All samples examined by direct smear method and by kato- katz method, The results revealed that 7 (0.4%) cases were positive for T. saginata eggs, 5 (0.66%) males and 2 (0.21%) females, aged from 1 to 60 years old and living in the five studied villages, where the study included the effect of some basic factors such as age and gender in addition to some hematology parameter of the infected cases. This study also showed significant variation for the average egg per gram (EPGs) of 7 egg positive samples were 8700-58,488 by kato- katz method, and 8000 -25,689 by direct smear method, the year of sample collection and hematological parameters in infected and Non–infected persons with Taenia saginata parasite by using statical analysis Spss Chi square test.

Conclusion: The prevalence of T. saginata in these area even with conventional control measures indicates the importance to establish wide and multifaceted health programs to sustainably improve the quality of life of the populations living in these communities.

Keywords: Tap Worm, T. Saginata, Iraq, Kato- Katz Method, Direct Smear

Pages: 1375-1380

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