Molecular and microscopic study of Entamoeba histolytica in Camels in Al-Qadisiyah & Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Provinces

  • H. H. Al- Bayati Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Qadisiyah University, Iraq.
  • Ghaidaa Abbas Jasim Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Qadisiyah University, Iraq.


Using a PCR technique, the detection of Entamoeba histolytica in camels was the main reason for performing of this study. Two hundred faecal samples of the camels from the slaughterhouses & nomadic areas of Al-Qadisiyah and Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf provinces. Some of the camels suffered from diarrhoea & other asymptomatic animals, their ages range from less than 1 year to more than 1 year. Whereby showed the prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica infection was (30.5%) by Lougal iodine stain method according to using microscopic examination for a description of E. histolytica cysts. While the prevalence rate depending on the PCR technique there was (61%).


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