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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 3

Intensities of soil-transmitted intestinal nematode infections (based on eggs per gram [epg])a

Infection Level (%)
Helminth No. Fecal Exams Light Moderate Heavy
Ascaris lumbricoidesb 170,252 77.0% 21.1% 1.8%
Trichuris trichiurac 247,020 94.6% 5.2% 0.2%
Hookwormd 75.4% 21.9% 2.7%

aBased on data provided in reference 8.
bLight = <5,000 epg; Moderate = 5,000 to < 50,000 epg; Heavy = > 50,000 epg
cLight = <1,000 epg; Moderate = 1,000 to < 10,000 epg; Heavy = > 10,000 epg
dLight = <400 epg; Moderate = 400 to < 3,000 epg; Heavy = > 3,000 epg

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