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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 1480-1485
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.158


Public Health Implication of Intestinal Parasites Recovered from Stool Samples of Food Handlers and Vendors in Calabar Municipality
I. Usang Akedor*, A. Bassey Omeh, E. Efeffiong Emem, O. Ikpan Ogbe, Edima Duke, O. Ogar Rose and Sunday Julius
Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Technology, Calabar, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The stool sample of one hundred (100) food handlers and vendors in Calabar municipality were process for the presence of intestinal parasites. The samples were processed by direct wet mount and formol-ether sedimentation technique. Fifty three (53) food handlers were found to be infected with one or more intestinal parasites, which forty three (43) has no intestinal parasitic infection whatsoever. The most frequently identified parasite was Entamoeba at 18%, followed by Hookworun (15%), which the least is Giardia lamblia (4%). The need for hygiene by food handlers and oversight by government agencies is recommended.


Keywords: Public health, Intestinal, Parasitic stool, Food handlers
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Usang Akedor, I., A. Bassey Omeh, E. Efeffiong Emem, O. Ikpan Ogbe, Edima Duke, O. Ogar Rose and Sunday Julius. 2019. Public Health Implication of Intestinal Parasites Recovered from Stool Samples of Food Handlers and Vendors in Calabar Municipality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 1480-1485. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.158