SEROPRE VALENCE OF HYDATIDOSIS IN QALUBIA GOVERNORATE
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Aim: In this study the aim was to detect the seroprevalence of hydatidosis in Qalubia Governorate Materials and methods: The studied group was consisted of 207 from apparently healthy volunteers (195 males, 12 females, mean age 20.92 ± 1.82 years, mm 17, max 55 years) living in Qalubia Governorate. Informed written consent was obtained from each one of them and they were requested to fill a questionnaire form (sociocultural and economic condition, area of living, and demographic data). Blood sampling was performed by intravenous puncture and sera were obtained after centrifugation. Anti- E. granulosus 1gG antibodies were detected using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).