USUS NEMATODES IDENTIFICATION OF KEMANGI LEAVES FOR SALE IN THE LIMBOTO CENTRAL MARKET, GORONTALO DISTRICT
Until now, worm disease is still a public health problem in the region tropical, especially those caused by intestinal nematodes which are transmitted through soil or often called Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH). Basil leaves that are not washed clean are likely to contain intestinal nematodes, namely Ascaris lumbrucoides, Trichuris trichiura and Ancylostoma duodenale.The purpose of this study was to detect the presence or absence of intestinal nematode eggs and any type of intestinal nematodeon basil leaves sold at the Limboto Central market.
This type of research is descriptive qualitative. Analysis using data analysis techniques were analyzed descriptively then the results are presented in the form of tables and figures.
Based on the results of research conducted from 20 samples of basil leaves sold in the limboto central market, it was found that 55% positive results were intestinal nematodes consisting of 2 types, namely Ascaris lumbricoides as much as 72.7% and Ancylostoma duodenale as much as 27.3%.