Parasitology Unit

*Epidemiology Department includes parasitology, microbiology laboratories and clinics.

*The department is concerned with the arthropods born diseases;

the patristic diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis …etc and 

viral diseases such as dengue fever and rift valley fever …. etc.

 

The vision of the Parasitology Unit:

The unit is the safety valve and the sensitive antenna for

 the prediction of emerging or re-emerging the arthropod-borne

diseases after eradication. Also preparedness, control and

 management of all upcoming related health crises. 

Mission:

The parasitology unit tasks are:

1- Parasitic laboratory tests especially malarial and filarial tests for suspected and neighborhood of confirmed cases.

2- Studying the situation of the hot spots by regular surveys, discovering the new cases, and prompt treatment.

3- Collaboration with the institute departments for planning integrated eradication and control programs for the arthropods born diseases including rapid diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cases plus eradication of the vectors.