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Garedaghi Y, Bahavarnia S. Seroepidemiology of Human Hydatidosis by ELISA Method in East-Azarbaijan Province in Iran in Year 2009. irje 2011; 7 (2) :25-29
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Background & Objectives: the aim of this study is seroepidemiological survey of human Hydatidosis by ELISA method in East-Azarbaijan province. Methods: Totally 1500 serum samples were collected from patients referred to different health centers in 8 cities of East-Azarbaijan province. All the sera were examined using ELISA test.
Results: Nineteen cases (1.28%) were positive for human hydatidosis in East-Azarbaijan province using ELISA test. From these cases, 8 cases (0.93%) were from urban areas and 11 cases (1.8%) were from rural areas. 1.76% of females and 0.83% of males were positive and age group 30-40 years old had the highest rate of positivity (1.66%). There were no statistically significant different between gender and age groups and residency area.
Conclusion: According to results of this study the highest rate of positivity was seen in Sarab city (2.17%). The possible reason of this difference could be to live the highest rate of rural population of East-Azarbaijan province dwelling in this city.
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Received: 2010/01/20 | Accepted: 2010/10/23 | Published: 2013/08/21

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