Iranian Journal of Parasitology 2014. 9(4):461-465.

Seroprevalence of human fascioliasis using indirect ELISA in isfahan district, central iran in 2013.
Mohammad Saberinasab, Mehdi Mohebali, Gholamreza Molawi, Eshrat Beigom Kia, Mojgan Aryaeipour, Mohammad Bagher Rokni

Abstract


Background: The aim of this study was to detect the seroprevalence of human fascioliasis in Isfahan County, central Iran in 2013.

Methods: Overall, 471 sera samples were collected from people recalled randomly to 20 health centers in the city of Isfahan and 10 related villages in 2014. Sera were examined using ELISA test. A questionnaire was filled out for each participant.

Results: Altogether eight cases (1.7%) were seropositive which had the OD absorbance in ELISA test more than the calculated cutoff of 0.36. All of them were female. One positive subject had a history of consuming Delar (Local dish) and three seropositive cases with history of eating Zeitoon-Parvadeh (Proceeded olive).

Conclusion: Isfahan County might be considered as one area apt for fascioliasis.More studies in terms of veterinary investigation and verifying the risk factors are necessary.

 

 


Keywords


ELISA; Fascioliasis; Iran; Prevalence

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