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Risk factors for Opisthorchis viverrini and minute intestinal fluke infections in Lao PDR, 2009-2011

Authors
 Hee Jung Yoon  ;  Moran Ki  ;  Keeseon Eom  ;  Tai-Soon Yong  ;  Jong-Yil Chai  ;  Duk-Young Min  ;  Han-Jong Rim  ;  Woon-Mok Sohn  ;  Bounnaloth Insisiengmay  ;  Bounlay Phommasack 
Citation
 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, Vol.91(2) : 384-388, 2014 
Journal Title
 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 
ISSN
 0002-9637 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Animals ; Cooking ; Educational Status ; Feces/parasitology ; Feeding Behavior* ; Female ; Fishes/parasitology* ; Humans ; Laos/epidemiology ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Opisthorchiasis/diagnosis ; Opisthorchiasis/epidemiology* ; Opisthorchiasis/parasitology ; Opisthorchis/isolation & purification* ; Prevalence ; Risk Factors ; Sanitation
Abstract
The purpose of this report is to compare the prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini/minute intestinal fluke (Ov/MIF) in Lao People's Democratic Republic according to different regions and evaluate the effect of ingestion of raw freshwater fish on the infection. Demographic data, behavioral data, and symptoms were obtained, and the Kato–Katz method was used for the diagnosis of Ov/MIF. In total, 3,046 individuals were enrolled. The risk factors associated with acquisition of Ov/MIF were raw fish consumption and province. Khong Island showed the highest prevalence (odds ratio = 80.1, 95% confidence interval = 47.9–133.9, P < 0.001) compared with other districts, and raw fish consumption was related to Ov/MIF infection. Administration of praziquantel to entire populations, education (avoiding consumption of raw food dishes and improved hygiene), and access to clean water and sanitation should be considered.
Full Text
http://www.ajtmh.org/content/91/2/384.long
DOI
10.4269/ajtmh.13-0596
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Environmental Medical Biology (환경의생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yong, Tai Soon(용태순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-0769
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/99809
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