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Prevalence and seasonal variation of human intestinal parasites in patients attending hospital with abdominal symptoms in northern Jordan (2016-10)This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and their seasonal variation in northern Jordan. A total of 21 906 stool samples were collected over a period of 4 years [2009-2013] from 5 government hospitals in 3 cities. Samples were processed and examined microscopically and by concentration methods. Parasitic infection was found in 9611 samples [44%]. Giardia lamblia was the most prevalent parasite [41%] followed by Entamoeba histolytica [31%] and Ent. coli [13%]; the least prevalent parasites were Ascaris ...