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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

ORIHUELA DE LA CAL, Jorge Luis; ORIHUELA DE LA CAL, María Elena  and  FERNANDEZ CARDENAS, Norma. Parasitismo intestinal en manipuladores de alimentos. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1999, vol.15, n.5, pp.520-523. ISSN 0864-2125.

Intestinal parasitism is a significant problem for world health. An epidemiological and descriptive study was conducted among food handlers at the main centers of elaboration in the city of Santa Clara, Villa Clara province, during 1998. The pathogenic enteroparasites found by order of frequency were Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba hitolytica, which were detected by using Ritchie's and direct method for such parasites. The Katokatz's technique was more efficient for the diagnosis of geohelminth. It was underlined the function of the medical team at the working centers.

Keywords : FOOD HANDLING; GIARDIASIS [parasitology]; ENTAMOEBIASIS [parasitology]; FECES.

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