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Da Silva S.R.M.,Unidade de Taguatinga | Maldonade I.R.,EMBRAPA - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária | Ginani V.C.,University of Brasilia | Lima S.A.,Empresa de Assistencia Tecnica e Extensao Rural | And 5 more authors.
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical | Year: 2014

Introduction: This study evaluated the presence of pathogenic human parasites on field-grown strawberries in the Federal District of Brazil. Methods: A total of 48 samples of strawberries and 48 soil samples from 16 properties were analyzed. Results: Contaminated strawberries were detected in 56% of the properties. Schistosoma mansoni, Ascaris lumbricoides or Ascaris suum, Balantidium coli, Endolimax nana, and Entamoeba spp. were detected. Soil was contaminated with Entamoeba spp., Entamoeba coli, Strongyloides spp., Ancylostomatidae, and Hymenolepis nana. Conclusions: Producers should be instructed on the safe handling of strawberries in order to reduce the incidence of strawberries that are contaminated with enteroparasites. © 2014, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical. All Rights Reserved.

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