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Table 1 Parasites identified on tiger nuts from various locations in Accra

From: A survey of pathogens associated with Cyperus esculentus L (tiger nuts) tubers sold in a Ghanaian city

Parasites Locations*
UTC area Shangrila area Madina area Airport area Total no (%)
Strongyloides stercoralis larvae 9 - - - 9 (22.5)
Ancylostoma duodenale ova 10 - - - 10 (25.0)
Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts 7 5 - - 12 (30.0)
Cyclospora cayetanensis 4 3 2 - 9 (22.5)
Total no (%) 30 8 2 0 40 (100)
  1. *No parasite was found in the tiger nuts bought from market places (Agbogbloshie, Kaneshie and Makola).