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Volume 20, Number 6—June 2014

High Prevalence of Ancylostoma ceylanicum Hookworm Infections in Humans, Cambodia, 2012

Tawin InpankaewComments to Author , Fabian Schär, Anders Dalsgaard, Virak Khieu, Wissanuwat Chimnoi, Chamnan Chhoun, Daream Sok, Hanspeter Marti, Sinuon Muth, Peter Odermatt, and Rebecca J. Traub
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (T. Inpankaew, A. Dalsgaard); Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (T. Inpankaew, W. Chimnoi); Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland (F. Schär, V. Khieu, H. Marti, P. Odermatt); University of Basel, Basel (F. Schär, V. Khieu, H. Marti, P. Odermatt); National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (V. Khieu, S. Muth); Fisheries Administration, Phnom Penh (C. Chhoun, D. Sok); The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia (R.J. Traub); University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (R.J. Traub)

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Hookworm species found in humans and dogs, Dong village, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia, 2012*

Infected host, hookworm species No. (%) positive
Necator americanus 59 (47.6)
Ancylostoma ceylanicum 57 (46.0)
A. duodenale 1 (0.8)
N. americanus and A. ceylanicum 4 (3.2)
A. ceylanicum and A. duodenale 2 (1.6)
N. americanus and A. ceylanicum and A. duodenale 1 (0.8)
N. americanus and A. duodenale 0
124 (100.)
A. ceylanicum 81 (90.0)
A. caninum 5 (5.6)
A. ceylanicum and A. caninum 3 (3.3)
A. ceylanicum and N. americanus 1 (1.1)
Total 90 (100.0)

*The presence of hookworms was determined by PCR amplification of the internal transcribed spacer–1 and –2 regions and the 5.8S region and by DNA sequencing.

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