The Journal of Advances in Parasitology

Research Article
J. Adv. Parasitology.1 (2): 24 - 26
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.jap/2014/1.2.24.26
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Muhammad Shafiqul Islam1*, Muhammad Abdul Alim1, Shubhagata Das1, Kazal Krishna Ghosh2, Shahnaj Pervin1, Afroza Lipi2, AMAM Zonaed Siddiki1, Muhammad Masuduzzaman1, Muhammad Alamgir Hossain1
1Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong–4225; 2Department of Microbiology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong–4225
*Corresponding author: si.mamun@ymail.com

ABSTRACT
A study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Haemoproteus sp in domestic pigeon at Chittagong and Khulna district in Bangladesh. A total of 213 blood samples were collected from six different locations in Chittagong (Foy’s lake, Bibrhat, Zhaotola) and Khulna district (Banorgati, Sheikhpara, Goborchaka). Blood smears were stained with geimsa and examined under microscope using immersion oil. Mature and immature stages of Haemoproteus gametocytes were found in 43.63% and 58.25% in Chittagong and Khulna respectively. The prevalence was almost similar in the areas of Khulna district (55.55 – 62.86%), whereas, a fluctuation observed in Chittagong district from 33.33 to 59.52%. Finally, we recommended further extensive studies by molecular characterization which will help to make a parasitic lineage.

Key Words: Haemoproteus sp, Prevalence, Microscopy, Gametocytes