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Research Journal of Parasitology
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 63-69
DOI: 10.3923/jp.2009.63.69
 
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Detection of Parasitic Contaminants in Sewage Water in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
M.S. Shathele and E.M. EL Hassan

Abstract:
The study was carried to detect parasitic contaminants such as cysts of Giardia and entamoeba, Cryptosporidium oocysts and taenia eggs in sewage water from small lakes receiving sewage effluents from cabin toilets or directly from sewage treatment plants. There were no parasitic contaminants in the sewage water in the lake as determined by wet mount and floatation methods in Al-Ahsa. The absence of any parasite eggs in the sewage water could be attributed to the small volume of water samples taken for experimentation and to the chlorination treatment of the effluent by the sewage treatment plants. The study provided an excellent opportunity for further investigation to determine different types of water contaminants by applying other methods (specific polymerase chain reaction, PCR-RFLP methods, wound fiberglass cartridge filters and reverse transcription-PCR and commercial enzyme-Immunosorbent assay) in the sewage water in Al-Ahsa Oasis.
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How to cite this article:

M.S. Shathele and E.M. EL Hassan, 2009. Detection of Parasitic Contaminants in Sewage Water in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. Research Journal of Parasitology, 4: 63-69.

DOI: 10.3923/jp.2009.63.69

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jp.2009.63.69

 
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