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Background: Babesia is an intra-erythrocytic protozoan parasite found inside the red blood cells, transmitted by Ixodid ticks, in which sexual cycle occurs. It causes babesiosis in animals and human.


Objective: The object of present study was to determine the knowledge, regarding babesiosis mong different groups of population at Kirkuk province- Iraq.


Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted during period from  July –November 2022,  in Kirkuk-Iraq. A questionnaire was formulated which included demographic data of the respondents and their knowledge toward babesiosis






Results: Regarding the knowledge of studied groups on the causative agent, the vast majority of participants knew the cause of the disease was parasite (63.5%), mode of transmission is by ticks (40.2%) and seasonal distribution in summer (53.3%). Concerning the prevention and control, the  highest rate of participant (58.9%) did not comment on prevention and control of babesiosis and (15.0%) of participants knew that vector control is a correct way of prevention and control.

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Babesiosis Knowledge Kirkuk Iraq

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Mohammed Abdul-Aziz Kadir, Sabah Haseeb Hasan, & Urdak Ibrahim Kareem. (2024). KNOWLEDGE OF COMMUNITY ON BABESIOSIS IN KIRKUK PROVINCE-IRAQ. Central Asian Journal of Medical and Natural Science, 5(1), 339-346. https://doi.org/10.17605/cajmns.v5i1.2328

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