Plant-borne human contamination by fascioliasis.

  title={Plant-borne human contamination by fascioliasis.},
  author={Keyhan Ashrafi and M Adela Valero and Jafar Massoud and Abdolrasoul Sobhani and Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi and Patricia Conde and Messaud Khoubbane and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Bargues and S Mas-Coma},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={75 2},
Contamination by fasciolids takes place through ingestion of metacercariae attached to vegetables. Experimental studies were performed with plant-made foods suggesting a role in human contamination in Iran and on the usefulness of potassium permanganate as a preventive tool for killing metacercariae attached to vegetables used in salads in Egypt. In the foods assayed, although viability decreases with time, a high percentage of the metacercariae were still alive 2 and 4 weeks after preparation… CONTINUE READING

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