Parasitic contamination of consuming vegetables in Kerman city, Iran


Mohammad Malakootian 1 , * , Mohammad Hoseini 2 , Hamideh Bahrami 3

1 Associate Professor Department of Environmental Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Master of Environmental Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Environmental Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Malakootian M, Hoseini M, Bahrami H. Parasitic contamination of consuming vegetables in Kerman city, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2009 ; 13(1):e88632.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 13 (1); e88632
Published Online: October 12, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 02, 2008
Accepted: October 12, 2008


Introduction: Parasitic contaminations disturb human health through different
ways. One of this ways is malnutrition. The aim of this study is to determination
of parasitic contamination in consuming vegetables in Kerman city.
Methods: This study was performed at first half-time in 1386, and it is a crosssectional
study. Samples of vegetables were collected from 30 stories out of 70
stories and surveyed in term of existing parasitic contaminations by sedimentation
technique and using of centrifuge. The total number of samples is 135 samples.
By means of SPSS software, Chi-square test was used for determination of
relation between type of vegetable and type of parasite.
Results: Hymenolepis eggs (8.88%), Trikosal eggs (4.44%), Ascaris eggs
(3.7%), Dicrocelium eggs (5.18%), Teania sp.eggs (3.7%), Trichostrongylus
eggs (2.96%) and Giardia cyst (0.74%) were detected in the gathered samples 30
percent of vegetables generally contaminated by parasites. In this study its
detected that Spring onion has most contamination and Radish & Basil have the
least contamination.
Conclusion: Amount of contamination in gathered samples are relatively high.
Results show that percentage of parasitic contamination in Yasuj and Hamedan
cities are greater than Kerman, but in Yazd, Ahvaz, Isfahan and Kermanshah
cities are less than Kerman.



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