Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites among Children in Khanaqin City East of Diyala/Iraq

  • Noora Dhyaaldain Abed
Keywords: Intestinal parasite, Entamoebahistolytica, Protozoa, Helminthes, Giardia lamblia


The current study was carried out during the period between November/2018 and March/2019. The study
was aiming to investigate the types and proportions of intestinal parasites among children who visited the
primary health care center in the city of Khanaqin - Diyala governorate. The total number of specimens
examined, during the course of study, was 805 stool specimens. These specimens were taken from children
in the age range 1-10 years, and direct smear was the method used for the investigation of the intestinal
parasites existence. The results showed that 156 children were infected with intestinal parasitic infections.
These infections were categorized as four types of Protozoa and one type of intestinal Helminthes. The
incidence ratio of intestinal parasitic infection was 19.373%, where the percentages of parasites considered
in the current study have found to be 62.179% for the Entamoebahistolytica followed by 12.820% for the
Giardia lamblia, 12.820 of Entamoebacoli, and 3.205% for the Iodomoebabutschillii. Moreover, the study
has reported one type of Helminthes represented by the Entrobiusvermicularis with occurrence ratio of

Author Biography

Noora Dhyaaldain Abed

College of Education for Pure Science, University of Diyala, Iraq

How to Cite
Noora Dhyaaldain Abed. (2020). Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites among Children in Khanaqin City East of Diyala/Iraq. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 636-641. Retrieved from