Corpus ID: 39063579

[Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica].

@article{Mnge1996SeasonalityOP,
  title={[Seasonality of parasites and intestinal bacteria in vegetables that are consumed raw in Costa Rica].},
  author={R. M{\'o}nge and M. Chinchilla and L. Reyes},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 2A},
  pages={
          369-75
        }
}
In Costa Rica, a total of 640 samples from eight different vegetables used for raw consumption, were analyzed for the presence of intestinal parasites and fecal coliforms. Eighty samples of each vegetable were analyzed, forty during the dry season and forty in the rainy. A greater, but unsignificant (p > 0.05) level of fecal coliforms was found during the dry season. Levels of Escherichia coli, were higher (p < 0.05) during the dry season in lettuce (Latuca sativa) and cilantro (Coleandrum… Expand
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