Determination and enumeration of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts in Legedadi (Addis Ababa) municipal drinking water system)

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Abstract This study was aimed to determine the parasitological status of drinking water system in terms of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts at Legedadi site around Addis Ababa city. A total of 22 samples were tested using immunofluorescence technique from February to April, 2005 in which Cryptosporidium was detected in all samples at a concentration range of 1-7 and 33-53 oocysts/L in the treated and untreated water samples, respectively. Whereas, Giardia was found in 73% of the samples, with range 0-3 and 13-20 cysts/L concentration in the treated and untreated, respectively. The preliminary study has identified the need for timely follow-up of the water system in terms of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis. [Ethiop.J.Health Dev. 2008;22(1):68-70]

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2016-10-28

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Fikrie, N., Hailu, A., & Belete, H. (2016). Determination and enumeration of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts in Legedadi (Addis Ababa) municipal drinking water system). The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 22(1). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/473

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Brief Communication/Case Study