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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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High Prevalence of Human Liver Infection by Amphimerus spp. Flukes, Ecuador

Manuel Calvopiña, William Cevallos, Hideo Kumazawa, and Joseph Eisenberg
Author affiliations: Universidad Central del Ecuador Centro de Biomedicina, Quito, Ecuador (M. Calvopina, W. Cevallos); Kochi University School of Medicine, Kochi, Japan (H. Kumazawa); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (J. Eisenberg)

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Prevalence of Amphimerus eggs in feces from 3 villages, Ecuador

Village Total population No. samples examined No. (%) positive Distance to the coast, km
1 116 82 28 (34.1) 120
2 248 86 23 (26.7) 91
3 253 129 20 (15.5) 85
Total 617 297 71 (23.9)

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