Seasonal Prevalence of Blastocystis hominis in Wadi Al-Shati province, southwest, Libya
Awatif Mohamed Abdalsalam, Mohamed Al-Shebani Mohamed, Abdul Hafeez Khan Eljelani Salim Saad
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A total of 647 stool samples were obtained from patients, who came to laboratory of Medical Laboratory Science Department of Engineering and Technology Faculty in Wadi Al-Shati province, southern west, Libya for stool examination. Monthly and seasonal prevalences of Blastocystis hominis were evaluated in period from March 2004 to February 2008. The result indicated that the highest prevalence was in the summer season (June to August). Significant different in the prevalence of B. hominis infection was found between the summer and winter seasons (p< 0.05). These results revealed that B. hominis infection is probably related to weather condition, being more common in hot weather or summer season, therefore the results indicated that there was a possible seasonality of Blastocystis hominis infection.
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