Seroprevalence of human fascioliasis using indirect ELISA in isfahan district, central iran in 2013.

  • Mohammad Saberinasab Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • Mehdi Mohebali Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran AND Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Gholamreza Molawi Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • Eshrat Beigom Kia Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran AND Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mojgan Aryaeipour Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • Mohammad Bagher Rokni Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran AND Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: ELISA, Fascioliasis, Iran, Prevalence

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.  

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Saberinasab M, Mohebali M, Molawi G, Beigom Kia E, Aryaeipour M, Rokni MB. Seroprevalence of human fascioliasis using indirect ELISA in isfahan district, central iran in 2013. IJPA. 9(4):461-5.
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