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Determination of the level of parasitic infection (Cryptosporidium and Giardia) of the vegetables marketed in Ilam city

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(2015) Determination of the level of parasitic infection (Cryptosporidium and Giardia) of the vegetables marketed in Ilam city. Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal. pp. 37-40. ISSN 2423-3765

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Abstract

Background: Infected with intestinal parasites is one of the most important health and economical problems, which could have different effects, such as diarrheal diseases or death associated. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of prevalence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia parasites in the vegetable marketed in Ilam city. Methods: This study was performed on 280 samples of fresh vegetables and lettuce in Ilam. The samples were taken at the level of 500 grams from the places where vegetables and lettuce are sold. Micro liters of each sample was placed on the slide using automatic micropipette, and Logel and Zyl-Nelson stainings were performed in order to identify Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Results: From 200 samples, 54 samples were contaminated to Cryptosporidium oocyte and 13 samples to Giardia cysts. From 80 lettuce samples also 32 samples were contaminated to Cryptosporidium oocyte, and 6 samples contaminated to Giardia cysts. The results showed that the overall infection was 37. Infection with Giardia cysts was 6.8 and infection with Cryptosporidium oocyte was 30.7, and Cryptosporidium infection rates in vegetables and lettuce were different. This difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: As a result of this research it is determined that the prevalence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Ilam vegetables is significantly higher, and the contamination of lettuce is far greater. Therefore, authorities should be more attentive to the field of education and the control of parasitic diseases.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Avazpoor, M.UNSPECIFIED
Yousefipoor, M. T.UNSPECIFIED
Dusty, M.UNSPECIFIED
Mehdipour, M.UNSPECIFIED
Seifipour, F.UNSPECIFIED
Gholami, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Cryptosporidium Oocyte Giardia lamblia Vegetables Environmental Sciences & Ecology
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Page Range: pp. 37-40
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2423-3765
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2294

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