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A focus of human infection by Haplorchis taichui (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) in the southern Philippines.

Abstract:

We report an exceptionally high rate of infection by Haplorchis taichui (Nishigori, 1924) in human populations on Mindanao Island, southern Philippines. This intestinal fluke is seldom encountered, and this is the first report of high prevalence of infection (36%) in humans by H. taichui in the Philippines. The likely source of haplorchine infection has been linked to consumption of raw or undercooked freshwater fish containing infective metacercariae. The most common clinical symptoms appear...

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10.1645/ge-3304rn

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Belizario, VY More by this author
de Leon, WU More by this author
Bersabe, MJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
The Journal of parasitology
Volume:
90
Issue:
5
Pages:
1165-1169
Publication date:
2004-10-05
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EISSN:
1937-2345
ISSN:
0022-3395
URN:
uuid:c0b91f5b-9e47-4c9a-8301-73b189a9e783
Source identifiers:
81781
Local pid:
pubs:81781

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