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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007


Fishborne Zoonotic Intestinal Trematodes, Vietnam

Do Trung Dung*†, Nguyen Van De‡, Jitra Waikagul†, Anders Dalsgaard§, Jong-Yil Chai¶, Woon-Mok Sohn#, and K. Darwin Murrell§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam; †Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; ‡Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam; §University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark; ¶Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; #Gyeonsang National University, Jinju, South Korea;

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Table 1

Helminth infections in persons living in Nghia Phu and Nghia Lac communes, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam, April 2005

Helminth egg species or type Fecal examination result, no. positive (%)
Small trematodes (<50 μm long) 399 (64.9)
Large trematodes (>50 μm long) 5 (0.8)
Ascaris lumbricoides 243 (39.5)
Trichuris trichiura 358 (58.2)
19 (3.1)
Total positive 554/615 (90.1)

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