Korean J Parasitol.  2017 Oct;55(5):579-582. 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.5.579.

Intestinal Parasite Infections among Inhabitants in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Vectors and Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Osong 28159, Korea. malpara2016@gmail.com
  • 2Yanbian Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Yanbian Prefecture, China.

Abstract

To investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasite infections in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China, epidemiological surveys were conducted on a collaboration basis between the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Yanbian Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 8,396 (males 3,737 and females 4,659) stool samples were collected from 8 localities and examined with the formalin-ether sedimentation technique, and additionally examined with the cellotape anal swab to detect Enterobius vermicularis eggs. The overall rate of intestinal parasites was 1.57%. The prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides was the highest (0.80%), followed by Entamoeba spp. (0.23%), heterophyid flukes (0.15%), Clonorchis sinensis (0.08%), Enterobius vermicularis (0.07%), hookworms (0.06%), Trichostrongylus spp. (0.06%), Giardia lamblia (0.04%), Paragonimus spp. (0.02%), Diphyllobothrium spp. (0.02%), Trichuris trichiura (0.02%). The prevalence by sex was similar, 1.58% (n=59) in males and 1.57% (n=73) in females. By the present study, it is partly revealed that the prevalences of intestinal parasite infections are relatively low among the inhabitants of Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China.

Keyword

Prevalence; intestinal parasite; fecal examination; Yanbian; China
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