Epidemiology Study of Trichomonas Vaginalis in Babylon Province and the Efficiency of Mentha Spicata Leafs Extracts in Vivo

Maher Ali Al – Quraishi


The current study was conducted in the period from November 2012 to June 2013 to investigate the epidemiology of trichomoniasis in Babylon province, the total number of examined urine samples was 600 for different ages in addition to 197 vaginal swab samples collected from hospitals, medical centers, and special clinics. The samples were examined by direct smear method and wet preparation method in hospital and medical centers laboratories and the advanced parasites laboratory in the college of the Science / Babylon Uni. This study include the relation of age, sex with the infection percentage of trichomoniasis , The result shows the total infection rate for female 7.38% and male 4.2% in urine in urban, lower than infection rate for female 12.16% and male 5.09% in urine samples in rural. the total infection rate in urban for vaginal swab 11.25% and higher in rural 16.23%.The effect of hot water extract is more efficient on T. vaginalis infections, we notice al animals recover in 40% hot water extract compared with cold water extract 3 animals recover in 40% con. and 3 animals recover in 40% con. of alcoholic extract.

Keywords: T. vaginalis , menthe spicata

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