S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (기생충학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_기생충학전공)
Apodemus agrarius as a new definitive host for Neodiplostomum seoulense
- Chai, Jong-Yil; Park, Jae-Hwan; Guk, Sang-Mee; Kim, Jae-Lip; Kim, Hyo-Jin; Kim, Won-Hee; Shin, Eun-Hee; Klein, Terry A.; Kim, Heung-Chul; Chong, Sung-Tae; Song, Jin-Won; Baek, Luck-Ju
- Issue Date
- Korean Society for Parasitology
- Korean J Parasitol. 2007 Jun;45(2):157-61.
- Animals; Arvicolinae/parasitology; Cricetinae; Cricetulus/parasitology; Feces/parasitology; Geography; Insectivora/parasitology; Intestine, Small/parasitology; Korea/epidemiology; Mice; Murinae/*parasitology; Rodent Diseases/*epidemiology; Seasons; Trematoda/*isolation & purification; Trematode Infections/epidemiology/*veterinary
- A total of 1,496 rodents and insectivores were live-trapped at Yeoncheon-gun (n = 351), Paju-shi (804), and Pocheon-gun (343), Gyeonggi-do (Province), and examined for intestinal helminths, including Neodiplostomum seoulense, seasonally from December 2004 to September 2005. Six species of rodents, including Apodemus agrarius (1,366), Mus musculus (32), Micronytus fortis (28), Eothenomys regulus (9), Micronys minutus (6), and Cricetulus triton (3), and 1 species of insectivores Crocidura lasiura (54) were collected. A total of 321 adult N. seoulense were collected from 19 (1.4%) A. agrarius. The worm burden ranged from 1 to 101 per A. agrarius (mean; 16.9). No N. seoulense was observed in other rodent or insectivore species examined. The infection rate during autumn (4.5%) was higher than those during spring (0.8%), summer (0.8%), and winter (0.5%). The average number of N. seoulense in infected A. agrarius was the highest in spring (66.0 specimens), followed by autumn (15.2), winter (4.5), and summer (3.3). This study first confirms that A. agrarius is a natural definitive host for N. seoulense, and demonstrates that the infection rates and intensities vary seasonally and geographically.
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