Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versão impressa ISSN 0123-4226
QUICENO, Johana; BASTIDAS, Ximena; ROJAS, Diana e BAYONA, Martín. THE DOMESTIC FLY AS CARRIER OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENS IN FIVE NORTHERN BOGOTA CAFETERIAS. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 23-29. ISSN 0123-4226.
In the public food sale establishments in Colombia the interaction between flies and humans is frequent. Globally, flies are known as vectors of pathogens and the concentration in urban areas of the human population has increased this risk. Flies are considered important vectors of enteric infections that affect people and pets. This work aimed to establish and demonstrate the microbiological risks of environments where the fly Musca domestica thrieves. A cross sectional study in five cafeterias in the northern Bogotá was performed. The population study implied M. domestica present in food services, where taxonomic and microbiological analysis were realized in order to identify Enterobacteriaceae, parasites and fungi. For tabulation and data analysis Microsoft Excel and SPSS version 15 were employed. The bacterial isolates accounted for 46.8% (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae), followed by parasites, 31.9% (Entamoeba histolytica and Blastocystis hominis) and fungi, 21.3% (Aspergillus fumigatus and Cryptococcus spp.) The management of flies should be considered as another preventive measure in acute diarrheal disease.
Palavras-chave : Insect; restaurants; microorganisms; diarrhea; public health.