Assessment of parasitological water quality from house kitchens and desalination plants filters in Gaza Strip

Joint Authors

Khuneim, Raniya A.
al-Hindi, Adnan I.
Jean, Menotti

Source

IUG Journal of Natural Studies

Issue

Vol. 29, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2021), pp.39-52, 14 p.

Publisher

The Islamic University-Gaza Deanship of Research and Graduate Affairs

Publication Date

2021-12-31

Country of Publication

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

No. of Pages

14

Main Subjects

Earth Science , Water and Environment

Abstract EN

This study was conducted to assess parasitological water quality from house kitchens and desalination plants filters in Gaza strip.

a total of 420 samples were collected from the five governorates of Gaza strip ; 300 samples were collected from 100 houses and 120 samples were collected from 40 desalination plants.

all samples were examined using direct wet mount, acid fast stain and polymerase chain reaction.

the randomlly distributed questionnaire included questions regarding economic and social factors, water sources, reported symptoms and public health.

results revealed that only cryptosporidium spp.

oocysts were detected in eight of drinking water samples 1.9% (8/420).

eight samples were positive when using acid-fast stain (cryptosporidium spp.) in reverse osmosis (RO) house filters.

using PCR to identify cryptosporidium spp.

(c.

parvum and c.

hominis), only one sample (0.24%) was positive for c.

parvum while there are no positive samples for c.

hominis.

the occurrence of cryptosporidium oocysts in the investigated water supplies may require the water utilities and water authorities in Gaza strip to apply additional monitoring, treatment and/or watershed controls for safe drinking water.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Hindi, Adnan I.& Khuneim, Raniya A.& Jean, Menotti. 2021. Assessment of parasitological water quality from house kitchens and desalination plants filters in Gaza Strip. IUG Journal of Natural Studies،Vol. 29, no. 2, pp.39-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1382098

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Hindi, Adnan I.…[et al.]. Assessment of parasitological water quality from house kitchens and desalination plants filters in Gaza Strip. IUG Journal of Natural Studies Vol. 29, no. 2 (2021), pp.39-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1382098

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Hindi, Adnan I.& Khuneim, Raniya A.& Jean, Menotti. Assessment of parasitological water quality from house kitchens and desalination plants filters in Gaza Strip. IUG Journal of Natural Studies. 2021. Vol. 29, no. 2, pp.39-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1382098

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 50-52

Record ID

BIM-1382098