foodborne parasite

foodborne parasite

Public health A parasite acquired from food–eg, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Anisakis spp and related worms, Diphyllobothrium spp, Nanophyetus spp, Eustrongylides spp, Acanthamoeba and free-living amoebae, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura
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Biology of foodborne parasites, section III: Important foodborne helminths.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is developing new guidelines to help countries control 10 foodborne parasites that are having the greatest global impact.
More seriously, human illnesses attributable to foodborne parasites today are monumental in their economic impact.
These main sections are then subdivided into more manageable titles and these dozen secondary headings run: Overview, Diet and cancer, Diet and cardiovascular disease, Other effects of diet, Measurement and bioavailability of food components, Assessment of fixed safety, Intentional (direct) additives, Indirect additives, residues and contaminants, Naturally occurring toxicants and food constituents of toxicological interest, Mycotoxins, Foodborne bacterial intoxications and infections, and Foodborne parasites.
Foodborne parasitic infections are common in the tropics, where many foodborne parasites are endemic and ingestion of raw shellfish and freshwater fish, as well as undercooked meat, is frequent among local populations (1).
Foodborne parasites are widespread and more common than generally recognized.