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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

Perspective

Emerging and Reemerging Helminthiases and the Public Health of China

Peter J. Hotez*, Feng Zheng†Comments to Author , Xu Long-qi†, Chen Ming-gang†, Xiao Shu-hua†, Liu Shu-xian†, David Blair‡, Donald P. McManus§, and George M. Davis¶
Author affiliations: *Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; †Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Shanghai, PR China; ‡James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia; §Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia; and ¶The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Table 2

Prevalence of soil-transmitted intestinal nematode infections in the Yangtze River provinces*

Province No. Fecal Exams Ascaris % Infection Trichuris hookworm
Anhui 54,392 46.4 + 1.9 17.4 + 1.7 33.4 + 1.9
Hubei 53,382 39.5 + 2.2 18.3 + 1.4 8.8 + 1.1
Hunan 63,794 67.7 + 1.3 20.2 + 1.3 22.9 + 1.4
Jiangsu 63,699 39.5+ 1.7 27.3+ 1.8 21.8 + 1.5
Jianxi 52,079 71.1 + 1.4 17.1 + 1.7 17.6 + 1.3
Sichuan 97,222 68.4 + 1.2 30.4 + 1.3 40.9 + 1.9
Yunnan 53,061 59.6 + 1.7 27.3 + 2.2 19.3 + 2.2
Zhejiang 55,284 60.0 + 1.7 40.3 + 2.3 28.2 + 1.8

*Modified from a table in reference 8.

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