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[Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica].
Rev Biol Trop. 1996 Aug; 44(2A):369-75.RB

Abstract

In Costa Rica, a total of 640 samples from eight different vegetables used for raw consumption, were analyzed for the presence of intestinal parasites and fecal coliforms. Eighty samples of each vegetable were analyzed, forty during the dry season and forty in the rainy. A greater, but unsignificant (p > 0.05) level of fecal coliforms was found during the dry season. Levels of Escherichia coli, were higher (p < 0.05) during the dry season in lettuce (Latuca sativa) and cilantro (Coleandrum sativum) leaves. Cysts of Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis and Cryptosporidium sp. were found in all vegetables. The greater percentage of positive samples was found during the dry season, although these relation was only corroborated (p < 0.05) in radish (Raphanus sativus) and cilantro leaves. Only lettuce and cilantro levels showed a positive linear correlation (p < 0.05) between occurrences of intestinal parasites and fecal coliforms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento Control de Alimentos, Ministerio de Salud, San José, Costa Rica.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

9246361

Citation

Monge, R, et al. "[Seasonality of Parasites and Intestinal Bacteria in Vegetables That Are Consumed Raw in Costa Rica]." Revista De Biologia Tropical, vol. 44, no. 2A, 1996, pp. 369-75.
Monge R, Chinchilla M, Reyes L. [Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica]. Rev Biol Trop. 1996;44(2A):369-75.
Monge, R., Chinchilla, M., & Reyes, L. (1996). [Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica]. Revista De Biologia Tropical, 44(2A), 369-75.
Monge R, Chinchilla M, Reyes L. [Seasonality of Parasites and Intestinal Bacteria in Vegetables That Are Consumed Raw in Costa Rica]. Rev Biol Trop. 1996;44(2A):369-75. PubMed PMID: 9246361.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica]. AU - Monge,R, AU - Chinchilla,M, AU - Reyes,L, PY - 1996/8/1/pubmed PY - 1996/8/1/medline PY - 1996/8/1/entrez SP - 369 EP - 75 JF - Revista de biologia tropical JO - Rev Biol Trop VL - 44 IS - 2A N2 - In Costa Rica, a total of 640 samples from eight different vegetables used for raw consumption, were analyzed for the presence of intestinal parasites and fecal coliforms. Eighty samples of each vegetable were analyzed, forty during the dry season and forty in the rainy. A greater, but unsignificant (p > 0.05) level of fecal coliforms was found during the dry season. Levels of Escherichia coli, were higher (p < 0.05) during the dry season in lettuce (Latuca sativa) and cilantro (Coleandrum sativum) leaves. Cysts of Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis and Cryptosporidium sp. were found in all vegetables. The greater percentage of positive samples was found during the dry season, although these relation was only corroborated (p < 0.05) in radish (Raphanus sativus) and cilantro leaves. Only lettuce and cilantro levels showed a positive linear correlation (p < 0.05) between occurrences of intestinal parasites and fecal coliforms. SN - 0034-7744 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9246361/[Seasonality_of_parasites_and_intestinal_bacteria_in_vegetables_that_are_consumed_raw_in_Costa_Rica]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -