Presence of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Fresh Vegetables.

@article{Mnge1996PresenceOC,
  title={Presence of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Fresh Vegetables.},
  author={R. M{\'o}nge and M. Chinchilla},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={1996},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={
          202-203
        }
}
In Costa Rica, a total of 640 samples from eight different vegetables used for raw consumption were analyzed for the presence of Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts, fecal coliforms, and Escherichia coli . Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts were found in 5.0% (4 samples) of cilantro leaves, 8.7% (7 samples) of cilantro roots and 2.5% (2 samples) of lettuce samples. A 1.2% contamination rate was detected in samples of other vegetables (radish, tomato, cucumbers and carrot). Oocysts of this parasite were… Expand
Cryptosporidium and its potential as a food-borne pathogen
Cryptosporidium and its potential as a food-borne pathogen.
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