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Table 2 Prevalence of parasites among vegetables sold in local markets of Arba Minch Town from January to March 2018

From: Parasitic contamination of vegetables marketed in Arba Minch town, southern Ethiopia

Vegetable Type Number Examined Number Contaminated with Total contaminated (%)
E.histolytica G.lamblia Cryptosporidium spp B. coli like spp A.lumbricoides Cyclospora spp Hookworms Strongyloides like  
Tomato 100 22 0 9 0 6 4 3 4 35 (35.0)
Cabbage 96 0 16 0 4 0 0 4 3 23(24.0)
G.pepper* 66 0 4 2 6 0 2 0 0 7(10.6)
Carrot 62 7 4 7 4 3 0 0 0 18(29.0)
Salad 23 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4(17.4)
Total (%) 347 29(8.4) 24(6.9) 20(5.8) 15(4.3) 9(2.6) 7(2) 7(2) 7(2) 87(25.1)
  1. * G.pepper = green pepper