Consumption of raw vegetables plays a major epidemiological role in the transmission of parasitic foodborne diseases. The aim of this study was to know the distribution of the human intestinal parasites in water of pickled raw vegetables which were sold by vendors, in Southern Tangerang, Banten. A study, crosssectional design, was undertaken in March to May 2014. The samples were water of pickled raw vegetables, contained vinegar solution (Acetic acid, CH3COOH), and were randomly collected from vendors in 5 areas in Southern Tangerang, namely Ciputat, Pamulang, Pondok Aren, Pondok Benda, and Serpong. The pickling water was filtered and centrifuged, 2500 rpm for 5 minutes, to obtain sediments of the intestinal parasitic stages. The sediments were direct examined by lugol’s stain..The raw vegetable pickles consisted of cabbage, bean sprouts, and carrot. Of 30 samples, all samples were positive intestinal parasites (30/30, 100%). The prevalence rates of the intestinal parasites were 26.7% in Pondok Aren, 26.1% Pondok Benda, 16.8% Ciputat, 15.7% Serpong,, and 14.8% Pamulang. In addition, Ascaris lumbricoides eggs were 78.1%, Trichuris trichiura eggs 20.1%, hookworm eggs 1.8%, Entamoeba histolytica cysts 62.8%, E. coli cysts 9.1%, and Giardia lamblia cysts 28.1%.This study concluded that the human intestinal parasites were widely distributed in Southern Tangerang, Banten.
|Journal||Jurnal Ilmiah WIDYA|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2017|
- raw vegetable pickle, human intestinal parasite, South Tangerang