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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Occurrence of Cryptosporidial Oocysts and Giardia Cysts in Bottled Mineral Water Commercialized in the City of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Author: Franco, RMB
Cantusio Neto, R
Abstract: The consumption of bottled mineral water has significantly increased in Brazil so that it is in the interest of public health to determine the parasitological and microbiological status of some brands of Brazilian mineral water available in the town of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. For this purpose, detection of protozoa by direct immunofluorescence technique and microbiological parameters were determined for each specimen after membrane filtration. Giardia cysts were not present while cryptosporidial oocysts were detected in two samples. The counts of protozoa varied from 0.2 to 0.5 oocysts/l. The detected level of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and heterotrophic bacteria reflected the level of organic enrichment of the water.
Subject: bottled mineral water
protozoa detection
microbiological parameters
Campinas
Brazil
Editor: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762002000200012
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762002000200012
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762002000200012
Date Issue: 1-Mar-2002
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