Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ASVS)

Mini Review Volume 2 Issue 1

Brief Report on Top-10 Human Associated Protozoans in Pakistan

Fazal Akbar1, Jan Khan1, Tauqeer Rahman1, Akhtar Rasool1, Muhammad Israr2, Naseer Ullah3, Muzafar Shah3*

1Center for Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Swat, Pakistan
2Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Swat, Pakistan
3Center for Animal Sciences and Fisheries, University of Swat, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Muzafar Shah, Center for Animal Sciences and Fisheries, University of Swat, Pakistan.

Received: December 26, 2019; Published: December 30, 2019

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Abstract

  This study was carried out as a scientific survey to evaluate the ‘’Top-10’’ most important protozoa in the context of their relationship with general population in Pakistan. Pathologists were contacted and asked them to nominate which human associated protozoa they would like to place in ‘’Top-10’’ based on their scientific importance. This generated 621 votes from the relevant researchers in Pakistan for ‘’Top-10’’ human associated protozoa was generated i.e. (1) Entamoeba histolitica (25.44%) (2), Plasmodium vivax (19.80%), (3) Giardia lamblia (214.33%), (4) Plasmodium falciparum (10.62%), (5) Leishmania (8.53%), (6) Trichomonas viginalis (6.44%), (7) Toxoplasma gondii (5.31%), (8) Naegleria fowleri (4.02%), (9) Cryptosporidium parvum (2.74%), and (10) Balantidium coli (1.44%).This investigation would present an insight for the future research work on the currently reported important protozoa and provides basis for biological scientists to design strategies for prevention and control of pathogenic protozoa and enhancement of beneficial ones in controlled environment.

Keywords: Protozoa; Scientific Survey; Pakistan; Top-10

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Citation

Citation: Muzafar Shah., et al. “Brief Report on Top-10 Human Associated Protozoans in Pakistan”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 11-13.




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