Parasitic infections in Ismailiya Governorate, Egypt

Morsy, T.A.; Musallam, R.A.; E.S.abrawy, M.N.; Hassan, H.I.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 12(1): 209-216


In Egypt, 450 children and adults from El Kantara district, Ismailiya Governorate, were examined for parasitic infections. 60.2% were positive. 6 species of helminths and 3 of protozoans were recorded (non-pathogenic protozoans were excluded). Entamoeba histolytica occurred in 6.7%, Giardia lamblia in 5.8% and Trichomonas vaginalis in 0.7%. Seven of 297 schoolchildren had cutaneous lesions suggesting Leishmania tropica infection but this was confirmed microscopically in only 3 cases.