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Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021

Parasitic Disease Surveillance, Mississippi, USA

Richard S. Bradbury1Comments to Author , Meredith Lane, Irene Arguello, Sukwan Handali, Gretchen Cooley, Nils Pilotte, John M. Williams, Sam Jameson, Susan P. Montgomery, Kathryn Hellmann, Michelle Tharp, Lisa Haynie, Regina Galloway, Bruce Brackin, Brian Kirmse, Lisa Stempak, Paul Byers, Steven Williams, Fazlay Faruque, and Charlotte V. Hobbs1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (R.S. Bradbury, M. Lane, S. Handali, G. Cooley, S.P. Montgomery); Synergy America, Inc., Atlanta (M. Lane); University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA (I. Arguello, J.M. Williams, S. Jameson, K. Hellmann, M. Tharp, L. Haynie, R. Galloway, B. Kirmse, L. Stempak, F. Faruque, C.V. Hobbs); Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts, USA (N. Pilotte, S. Williams); Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson (B. Brackin, P. Byers)

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Table 1

Results of microscopic examination and real-time PCR testing for soil-transmitted helminth and Strongyloides stercoralis infection on postdiagnostic fecal samples from patients at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA*

Method Inhibition and extraction control S. stercoralis Necator americanus Ascaris lumbricoides Trichuris trichiura Ancylostoma spp. Other parasite species
Saturated salt centrifugal flotation NA 0/507 (0) 0/507 (0) 0/507 (0) 0/507 (0) 0/507 (0) 0/507 (0)
Real-time PCR
594/631 (94.1)
1/594 (0.2)
0/594 (0)
0/224 (0)
0/224 (0)
0/224 (0)
*Values are no. (%) unless indicated. NA, not applicable.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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