Oman Medical Journal

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ISSN / EISSN : 1999768X / 20705204
Current Publisher: Oman Medical Journal (10.5001)
Total articles ≅ 929
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Yassar Al-Jahdali, Maliha Nasim, Noha Mobeireek, Anwar Ahmed, Mohammad A Khan, Adnan Al-Shaikh, Yosra Ali, Abdullah Al-Harbi, Hamdan Al-Jahdali
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.50

Ali El Bakri, Nabila M. Hussein, Zeinab Abdallah Ibrahim, Hayder Hasan, Raed Abuodeh
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.46

Abstract:
Consuming raw vegetables presents a considerable risk to the public and is the chief mode of transmission of intestinal parasites. We sought to assess the degree of parasitic contaminations on selected vegetables in the UAE. A total of 218 fresh vegetable samples were collected randomly from different farms and local supermarkets between February 2017 and January 2018. After washing and centrifugation, the sediment was examined microscopically for parasitic forms. Protozoa cysts and helminths eggs were detected in 15.1% (33/218) of samples. The most detected parasites were Entamoeba complex (E. histolytica/E. dispar/E. moshkovskii) (30.3%), Entamoeba coli (18.2%), Trichuris trichiura (12.1%), Strongyloides stercoralis (12.1%), Ascaris lumbricoides egg (9.1%), Endolimax nana cyst and Enterobius vermicularis egg (6.1% each), and Giardia lamblia and Hymenolepis nana (3.0% each). We found no significant association between the vegetable type and the parasite occurrence (p > 0.050). Moreover, parasite incidence was independent of the vegetable type (p > 0.050). The study highlights the potential of raw produce serving as a major source of foodborne disease outbreaks and its role in the transmission of intestinal parasitic infections. Public education on the safe handling of raw vegetables is recommended.
Shahnaz Barat, Shahla Yazdani, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Soraya Khafri, Maryam Darvish, Mojgan Naeimi Rad, Nesa Asnafi
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.48

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Tajudeen O. Yahaya, Shemishere B. Ufuoma
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.44

Manar Al Sanaa Al Zeedi, Lamya Hamed Al Waaili, Fatma M. Al Hakmani, Ahmed Mohammed Al Busaidi
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.45

Tayebeh Baniasadi, Seyed Mohammad Ayyoubzadeh, Niloofar Mohammadzadeh
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.43

Nihal Al Riyami, Abeer Al Hadhrami, Tuqa Al Lawati, Silja Pillai, Mohamed Abdellatif, Sanjay Jaju
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.51

Munazza Orooj, Jamal Ali Moiz, Aqsa Mujaddadi, Mir Shad Ali, Deepak Talwar
Published: 15 May 2020
Oman Medical Journal, Volume 35; doi:10.5001/omj.2020.54

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