Rates Of Parasitic Contamination For Arachis Hypogaea L (Groundnuts) , Citrullus Lanatus Seeds (Watermelon Seeds) , And Ziziphus Spina-Christi Fruit (Nabag) Sold By Street Venders In Khartoum

Abstract

Various plants products including seeds are an important source for vitamins,

minerals, proteins, and energy. Predominantly they are eaten fresh and uncooked

or even if it they are cooked; they are handled in un-hygienic manner

that change them to a major source of intestinal infection. This study aimed to

assess the parasitic contamination in roasted groundnut, nabag, and tasali sold

by street venders at Khartoum state, Sudan at the period from July 2019 to

January 2020. A total of 45 samples (15 of each crop) were purchased from

different 15 street venders (5 from each block) at Khartoum state. Samples

were washed and exposed to parasitological concentration techniques; Formal

Ether Concentration Technique and Saturated Sugar Floatation technique to

detect any infective stage. The obtained data were analyzed using SPSS. The

frequency of parasitic contamination among all crops products was calculated

in addition to using Chi-square to test the significance of relationships. The

detected parasites included two genera; E.histolytica (33.3%) and G.lamblia

(15.6%); whereas no any helminthic parasites were detected. Mixed

contamination of the mentioned parasites was observed in 11.1%. The most

contaminated crop was nabag (22.2%) followed by roasted groundnut (20%),

and then tasali (17.8%). There was no relation between the positivity of

samples and crop type (P value= 0.757). The relations between the detected

parasite species and crop type, Khartoum blocks were also insignificant (p

value: 0.639 and 0.460 respectively). Concerning the used techniques; FECT

was more sensitive than saturated sugar technique (p value: 0.000). The

present study showed that; there was no effect of crop type on the result

positivity of used techniques; FECT and saturated sugar solution technique (p

value: 0.655 and 0.591 respectively). The recovered parasite species were

implicated in large numbers of intestinal parasitic infections at Khartoum

state; hence health authorities should take corrective actions including: soil and water screening at the beginning of agricultural season. In addition to

periodic check of venders themselves and their products in central markets or

streets. Improve the health education level of farmers, sellers, and population

about the infection acquiring and how to prevent it would provide maximum help.

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APA

Mohammed, A (2021). Rates Of Parasitic Contamination For Arachis Hypogaea L (Groundnuts) , Citrullus Lanatus Seeds (Watermelon Seeds) , And Ziziphus Spina-Christi Fruit (Nabag) Sold By Street Venders In Khartoum. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/rates-of-parasitic-contamination-for-arachis-hypogaea-l-groundnuts-citrullus-lanatus-seeds-watermelon-seeds-and-ziziphus-spina-christi-fruit-nabag-sold-by-street-venders-in-khartoum-state

MLA 8th

Mohammed, Arwa "Rates Of Parasitic Contamination For Arachis Hypogaea L (Groundnuts) , Citrullus Lanatus Seeds (Watermelon Seeds) , And Ziziphus Spina-Christi Fruit (Nabag) Sold By Street Venders In Khartoum" Afribary. Afribary, 19 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/rates-of-parasitic-contamination-for-arachis-hypogaea-l-groundnuts-citrullus-lanatus-seeds-watermelon-seeds-and-ziziphus-spina-christi-fruit-nabag-sold-by-street-venders-in-khartoum-state. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Mohammed, Arwa . "Rates Of Parasitic Contamination For Arachis Hypogaea L (Groundnuts) , Citrullus Lanatus Seeds (Watermelon Seeds) , And Ziziphus Spina-Christi Fruit (Nabag) Sold By Street Venders In Khartoum". Afribary, Afribary, 19 May. 2021. Web. 25 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/rates-of-parasitic-contamination-for-arachis-hypogaea-l-groundnuts-citrullus-lanatus-seeds-watermelon-seeds-and-ziziphus-spina-christi-fruit-nabag-sold-by-street-venders-in-khartoum-state >.

Chicago

Mohammed, Arwa . "Rates Of Parasitic Contamination For Arachis Hypogaea L (Groundnuts) , Citrullus Lanatus Seeds (Watermelon Seeds) , And Ziziphus Spina-Christi Fruit (Nabag) Sold By Street Venders In Khartoum" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/rates-of-parasitic-contamination-for-arachis-hypogaea-l-groundnuts-citrullus-lanatus-seeds-watermelon-seeds-and-ziziphus-spina-christi-fruit-nabag-sold-by-street-venders-in-khartoum-state