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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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GUIMARAES, Antônio Marcos et al. Frequency of intestinal parasites in samples of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) commercialized in Lavras, Minas Gerais State. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.5, pp. 621-623. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000500014.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological contamination in samples of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) commercialized in Lavras city, Minas Gerais. The samples of lettuce showed low hygienic conditions, indicated by the presence of parasites of animal or human origin and high concentration of fecal coliforms.
Keywords : Vegetables; Lettuce; Intestinal parasites; Fecal coliform.