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Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in northern Vietnam

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Show simple item record Verlé, P. en_US Kongs, A. en_US De, N. V. en_US Thieu, N. Q. en_US Depraetere, K. en_US Kim, H. T. en_US Dorny, P. en_US 2007-12-06T14:37:06Z 2007-12-06T14:37:06Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-2276 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A2B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A5B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
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dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
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dc.description.abstract We surveyed the prevalence of parasitic infections in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, north-west Vietnam, involving 526 households of six ethnic groups: Muong, Kinh, Dao, Thai, Tay and Hmong. Eggs or cysts of at least one parasite species were detected in 88% of stool samples (n = 2522). Prevalences of nematodes were high among all ethnic groups: hookworm (52%), Trichuris trichiura (50%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (45%). Ascaris infection appeared to be lower in households owning a latrine, was highest among children and decreased with age. Prevalence of hookworm rose during childhood, remained high until old age, was highest among adult women, but was not linked to anaemia. Eggs of Chlonorchis spp. were found in 126 (5%) individuals (of the Muong, Kinh or Thai groups only). Chlonorchiasis increased with age and was highest among adult men. Taenia eggs were found in three individuals (0.1%). Giardia lamblia was found in all districts and among all groups and the prevalence of infection was estimated at 3%.
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Intestinal en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Nematodes en_US
dc.subject Ascaris lumbricoides en_US
dc.subject Hookworm en_US
dc.subject Trichuris trichiura en_US
dc.subject Clonorchis en_US
dc.subject Giardia lamblia en_US
dc.subject Taenia en_US
dc.subject Vietnam en_US
dc.subject Asia, Southeast en_US
dc.title Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in northern Vietnam en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 10 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Medicine and International Health en_US
dc.citation.volume 8 en_US
dc.citation.pages 961-964 en_US Oxford
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Med Int Health en_US

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