Procedure optimization for concentration and detection of protozoa and helminths in great volumes of water

Translated title of the contribution: Procedure optimization for concentration and detection of protozoa and helminths in great volumes of water

Sandra Ríos Tobón, Juliana López Jiménez, Laura Francisca Campo Polanco, Ruth Marina Agudelo Cadavid, Lina Andrea Gutiérrez Builes

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Abstract

Feces-contaminated water is a vehicle of transmission of potentially pathogenic microorganisms responsible for illnesses that represent main causes of death worldwide. A protocol for detection of intestinal parasites in great volumes of water was optimized. It includes: membrane filtration, mechanical agitation with detergent, centrifugation, chemical concentration with Mini Parasep® and microscopic examination. From samples of feces-contaminated water containing parasitic forms, a total recovery percentage of 85.7 % of parasites was achieved after tests. This procedure provides a useful alternative method that could be subjected to validation as a routine methodology in the diagnosis of microbiological water quality.

Translated title of the contributionProcedure optimization for concentration and detection of protozoa and helminths in great volumes of water
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
Volume70
Issue number1
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • Parasitology
  • Water quality
  • Waterborne diseases

Types Minciencias

  • Artículos de investigación con calidad Q4

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