Isolation of Soil-Transmitted Parasites from Vegetable Washings

Antonina C. Guerrero, MAEd
Teresa N. Villanueva, MACT


The Major Purpose of the study was to determine the presence of soil-transmitted parasites in vegetable washings. The existence of soil-transmitted parasites was determined by preparing concentrates from vegetable washings, then microscopic examination of the concentrates followed. A total of 25 vegetable samples were examined, 4 of which (or 16%) of the total samples were contaminated with parasitic ova or larvae.

Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, July – December 2005