Prevalence of Schistosomiasis among Patients attending hospitals in Babylon province

Abstract

Urine samples of 592 patients , attending hospitals were collected to detected prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium parasite in Babylon province . it's found that only 2 patients were infected (0.4%). The infected cases recorded in September / 2016 and June / 2017 ( Case in each month ) . The 2 positive cases were males out of 228 male patients (0.9%), while no infection found among females . one of the infected cases recorded among 84 individuals in the category 6-14 years (1.2%) , second case was among 44 individuals in the category 15-30 years (2.3%) . Symptoms of Schistosomiasis among some patients was studied