Detection and quantification of viable Ascaris sp. and other helminth eggs in sewage sludge.


Some epidemiologic studies conducted in developing countries demonstrated a high incidence of enteroparasites, Ascaris sp. being the most prevalent. Therefore, the use of sewage sludge in agriculture may pose risks to human health. In order to protect public health, a Brazilian regulation has established standards regarding its use in rural areas. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2012.733939