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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 760-768
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.085


A Comparative Study of the Occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts found on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Sold in Supermarkets and Open-aired Markets
Gehad T. El Sherbini1*, Nancy Osman Hany Kamel1,Morsy R. Geneedy2 and Ashraf G. Temsah3
1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, October 6 University Cairo, Egypt
2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine (Boys), Al Azhar University, Egypt
3Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine (Damietta), Al Azhar University Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Human cryptosporidiosis has emerged as an important gastrointestinal infection in the 1990s as a result of the ingestion of mainly contaminated water and to a lesser extent food stuffs containing the protozoan parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum. Fresh vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet and Consuming raw vegetables offers essential nutrients that one may not get when such vegetables are usually cooked. However, eating them raw may pose a great risk for transmissions of pathogens. Such risks may be influenced by the sources of the vegetables and washing techniques used. No previous surveys have been conducted to evaluate the prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum contamination of vegetables in Egypt.The aim of the study was to compare the prevalence and diversity of cryptosporidium associated with vegetables and fruits sold at the two types of markets and compare effectiveness of various washing techniques. The result was Contamination of vegetables sold at the open-aired markets was about ten-times that of the supermarkets.


Keywords: Vegetables and fruits,Cryptosporidium oocysts,Food safety.
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Gehad T. El Sherbini, Nancy Osman Hany Kamel, Morsy R. Geneedy and Ashraf G. Temsah. 2016. A Comparative Study of the Occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts found on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Sold in Supermarkets and Open-aired MarketsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 760-768. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.085