Coliform contamination of vegetables obtained from popular restaurants in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Houston, Texas

Hoonmo L. Koo, Zhi Dong Jiang, Eric Brown, Coralith Garcia, Huibin Qi, Herbert L. DuPont

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Abstract

Food is the primary vehicle of transmission for traveler's diarrhea. We evaluated coliform contamination of vegetables from popular restaurants in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Houston, Texas. Contamination of vegetables in Guadalajara restaurants was widespread. Prevention of traveler's diarrhea by avoidance of "high-risk" foods may be unsuccessful, because contamination of foods may occur regardless of how they are prepared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-221
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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