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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009


Animal Reservoir Hosts and Fish-borne Zoonotic Trematode Infections on Fish Farms, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Lan AnhComments to Author , Nguyen Thi Phuong, K. Darwin Murrell, Maria Vang Johansen, Anders Dalsgaard, Luong To Thu, Tran Thi Kim Chi, and Stig Milan Thamsborg
Author affiliations: National Institute of Veterinary Research, Hanoi, Vietnam (N.T.L. Anh, N.T. Phuong, L.T. Thu); University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (N.T.L. Anh, D. Murrell, M. Vang Johansen, A. Dalsgaard, S.M. Thamsborg); Research Institute for Aquaculture I, Tu Son, Bắc Ninh, Vietnam (T.T.K. Chi)

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Table 1

Small trematode infections in domestic animals, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, November 2005*

Sample source No. animals sampled Infection prevalence, %† Egg intensity, epg
Mean ± SD Maximum
All animals 229 26.9 21 ± 70 518
Dogs 80 35.0 25 ± 73 508
Cats 35 48.6 66 ± 129 518
Pigs 114 14.4 4 ± 18 160

*Epg, eggs per gram feces.
†Based on fecal examination.

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