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A decade of intestinal protozoan epidemiology among settled immigrants in Qatar

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2016
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Title
A decade of intestinal protozoan epidemiology among settled immigrants in Qatar
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1728-3
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Marawan A. Abu-Madi, Jerzy M. Behnke, Sonia Boughattas, Asma Al-Thani, Sanjay H. Doiphode

Abstract

The World Health Organization estimates that about 3.5 billion people worldwide are affected by intestinal parasitic infections. Reports have already emphasized the role of immigrants in outbreaks of parasitic diseases in industrialized countries. With the mass influx of immigrants to Qatar, patent intestinal parasitic infections have been observed. Herein, the prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections was analysed in 29,286 records of subjects referred for stool examination at the Hamad Medical Corporation over the course of a decade (2005 to 2014, inclusive). Overall prevalence of combined protozoan infections was 5.93 % but there were significant temporal trends, age and sex effects and those arising from the region of origin of the subjects. The most common protozoan was Blastocystis hominis (overall prevalence 3.45 %). Giardia duodenalis, Chilomastix mesnili, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba hartmanni, Endolimax nana, Iodamoeba butschlii, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Cryptosporidium sp. and a single case of Isospora were also detected. The prevalence of combined protozoan infections, G. duodenalis and the non-pathogenic amoebae all declined significantly across the decade. That of B. hominis varied between years but showed no directional trend across years and there was no evidence that prevalence of E. histolyitica/dispar changed significantly. Protozoan infections were observed among all regional groups, but prevalence was higher among subjects from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Asia compared to those from the Eastern Mediterranean and Qatar. Prevalence was higher among male subjects in all cases, but age-prevalence profiles differed between the taxa. These results offer optimism that prevalence will continue to decline in the years ahead.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Unspecified 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Lecturer 2 4%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 19%
Unspecified 4 8%
Chemistry 4 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Other 11 23%
Unknown 14 29%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,677,254
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#2,187
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