SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.19 issue5Anchoring bias in face-to-face Time-Trade-Off valuations of health statesBusiness performance management in university hospitals: a diagnosis in Brazilian institutions author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista de Salud Pública

Print version ISSN 0124-0064


NUNES WILDEMBERG BRAUER, Alline M.; COSTA DA SILVA, Janaína; ANDRADE DE SOUZA, Anelise  and  ANDRADE DE SOUZA, Marco Antônio. Intestinal parasites among employees of restaurants and cafeterias in a city of Brazil. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.5, pp.691-696. ISSN 0124-0064.


To investigate the frequency of intestinal parasites in employees of restaurants and cafeterias located in the Commercial Center of São Mateus, Espírito Santo, one of the oldest cities of Brazil.

Material and Methods

Between August 2013 and February 2014, 42 fecal samples were collected and analyzed by spontaneous sedimentation method in the Clinical Analysis Laboratory of the Federal University of Espírito Santo, São Mateus Campus.


The results were positive in 19 % of the samples. The commensal Entamoeba coli (75 %) was the most common followed by Entamoeba histolytica/dispar (37.5 %) and Giardia lamblia (12.5 %).


Implementing health education measures in the city of São Mateus is suggested by providing permanent health education, as well as conducting parasitological examinations. Such actions will contribute to the improvement of health conditions of the population.

Keywords : Food parasitology; food handling; incidence (source: MeSH, NLM).

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English     · English ( pdf )