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Intestinal parasites in paper money circulating in the city of Diamantina (Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Overview of attention for article published in Research and reports in tropical medicine, May 2018
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Title
Intestinal parasites in paper money circulating in the city of Diamantina (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
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Research and reports in tropical medicine, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/rrtm.s157896
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Marina Amorim Costa, Layane Teodoro, Gustavo Bahia-de-Oliveira, Ana Paula Nunes, Ricardo Barata

Abstract

Banknotes are objects of great turnover and diffusion among the population, and can be efficient mechanisms in the dissemination of several intestinal parasites. This study investigated the presence of biological forms of intestinal parasites present in circulating cash banknotes in the city of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil, aiming to propose interventions aimed at improving local public health. Between February and April 2017, samples of banknotes collected in five commercial establishments of the city were analyzed, namely: 1) gas station, 2) supermarket, 3) butchery, 4) pharmacy and 5) free fair. Ten circulating banknotes of each value (R$2.00, R$5.00, R$10.00, R$20.00, R$50.00 and R$100.00) were exchanged for new banknotes, washed with Tween 80 and, after spontaneous sedimentation, analyzed under an optical microscope with a magnification of 10× and 40×. Cysts of Entamoeba coli (74.60%), cysts of Endolimax nana (16.94%), Giardia lam-blia cysts (4.44%), unidentified nematode larvae (2.02%), Hymenolepis sp. (0.81%), Taenia sp. (0.81%) and Ancylostomidae larvae (0.40%) were found. The results revealed the need for improvements in basic sanitation, health and education activities that emphasized the importance of proper hand hygiene.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Student > Master 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 5 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 22%
Engineering 2 11%
Computer Science 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 5 28%

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#11,537,322
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