Parasitic Contamination of Raw Vegetables in Shahroud, Semnan

AUTHORS

Saeid Nazemi 1 , Mehdi Raei 2 , * , Mohammad Amiri 3 , Reza Chaman 4

1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

2 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

3 Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

4 Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

How to Cite: Nazemi S , Raei M, Amiri M , Chaman R . Parasitic Contamination of Raw Vegetables in Shahroud, Semnan, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(8):e93274.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (8); e93274
Published Online: January 20, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: November 08, 2011
Accepted: December 07, 2011
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Abstract

Background : Given the importance of healthy vegetables, the present study was conducted to determine parasitic infection of vegetable consumed in Shahroud.
Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional study has been conducted on 92 samples of various vegetables collected from 16 vegetable growing farms and 1 vegetable process workshop.
Results : Sixty two percent of tested vegetables lacked parasites and the highest amount of parasites observed (34.78%) was related to Giardia lamblia. A significant relationship was observed between parasite and having toilets in the farms as well as the extent of farms.
Conclusion : safety of fertilizers consumed by farms and healthy fruits can have an effective role in reducing the parasitic infections.

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