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A Survey on the Prevalence of Vegetables Parasitic Contamination in Ilam County During March to September of 2016: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2017; 15 (10) :995-1000
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Background and Objective: Parasitic diseases are considered as the most prevalent problems in developing countries. Oral-fecal route way and consuming raw vegetables are one of the most important ways of contamination of gastrointestinal system with parasites. Present study aimed to explore the level of vegetables contamination with parasitic factors.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 200 samples were collected of vegetable stores from March to September in Ilam County and examined through precipitation method and by centrifuge in terms of parasitical contamination. In order to analyze data, software SPSS was applied.

Results: The obtained results indicated that there was at least one parasitic contamination among 122(61%) samples out of total number. The highest parasitic contamination was attributed to Giardia cysts.

Conclusion: Comparing percentage of contamination of vegetable in Ilam County to the results from previous studies in different cities showed high number of contamination of consuming vegetables in this region.

Key words: Parasite, Vegetables, Giardia, Ilam

Funding: This research funded by personal costs.

Conflict of interest: None declared

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Ilam University

How to cite this article: Aziznia S. A Survey on the Prevalence of Vegetables Parasitic Contamination in Ilam County During March to September of 2016: A Short Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 15(10): 995-1000. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitology
Received: 2016/11/28 | Accepted: 2017/01/9 | Published: 2017/02/7

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