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Volume 5, Number 4—August 1999

Dispatch

Cyclospora cayetanensis Among Expatriate and Indigenous Populations of West Java, Indonesia

David J. Fryauff*Comments to Author , Reinhard Krippner†, Purnomo Prodjodipuro*, Christa Ewald†, Shirley Kawengian‡, Katrin Pegelow§, Thomas Yun¶, Claudia von Heydwolff-Wehnert‡, Buhari Oyofo*, and Rainer Gross#
Author affiliations: *U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2, Jakarta, Indonesia; †Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Jakarta, Indonesia; ‡University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; §SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Center for Community Nutrition, Jakarta, Indonesia; ¶Embassy of the United States of America, Jakarta, Indonesia; #Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany

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Parasites associated with self-reported gastrointestinal illness or diarrhea, German Embassy Health Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia

Year No. examined Cyclospora cayetanensis
No. (%) Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar
No. (%) Giardia lamblia
No. (%) Trichuris trichiura
No. (%) Ascarislum bricoides
No. (%) Blastocystis hominis
No. (%)
1995 104 9 (8.6) 8 (7.7) 4 (3.8) 5 (4.8) 1 (1.0) 23 (22.1)
1996 96 12 (12.5) 4 (4.2) 2 (2.1) 2 (2.1) 0 10 (10.4)
1997 53a 8 (15.1) 4 (7.5) 1 (1.9) 2 (3.8) 1 (1.9) 5 (9.4)
Total 253 29 (11.5) 16 (6.3) 7 (2.8) 9 (3.5) 2 (0.8) 38 (15)

aNo laboratory diagnoses were performed during June and July 1997.

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