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Bacteriological and parasitological assessment of currencies obtained in selected markets of Metro Manila

Authors: Glenn Lo Sia Su; Christelle Coden; Audrey Cruz; Regalado Jose; Anna Victorino; Mary Ann Sison; Teresita De Guzman;

Bacteriological and parasitological assessment of currencies obtained in selected markets of Metro Manila

Abstract

Abstract Objective To assess the bacterial and parasitic contamination of coins and paper bills obtained in selected public markets of Metro Manila. Methods Money collected from the markets was assessed through culture, microscopy, and biochemical tests. Results Results showed that the prevalence of bacterial contamination (70.00%) was higher than that of parasitic contamination (11.67%). Paper bills were more contaminated with bacteria and parasites compared with coins examined. Money with low denominations had more bacterial and parasitic contamination. Conclusions Findings indicated that money could be a potential vehicle for the transmission of diseases. There is a need to safeguard oneself from the possible sources of infection that one can get even from money circulating in the market systems.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine lcsh:RC955-962 lcsh:R lcsh:Medicine

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Market system Contamination law.invention Transmission (mechanics) law Environmental health Business

Keywords

Microbiology (medical), Microorganism, Public health, Money, Infectious Diseases

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