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Tissue parasitic helminthiases are prevalent at Cheongjin, North Korea

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dc.contributor.authorShen, Chenghua-
dc.contributor.authorLi, Shunyu-
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Shanzi-
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Min-Ho-
dc.contributor.authorBae, Young Mee-
dc.contributor.authorHong, Sung-Tae-
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-08-
dc.date.available2010-01-08-
dc.date.issued2007-06-16-
dc.identifier.citationKorean Journal of Parasitology 45: 139-144en
dc.identifier.issn0023-4001 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1738-0006 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17570978-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10371/28665-
dc.description.abstractWe investigated a small-scale serological survey to screen tissue-parasitic helminthiases of North Koreans as one of research programs for re-unification of Korea. Soil-transmitted helminthiases were found highly prevalent among North Korean residents at the border with China. ELISA using 4 tissue-parasitic helminth antigens was applied to 137 residents living in Cheongjin-shi, Hamgyeongbuk-do, North Korea and 133 female refugees in South Korea in 2004-2005. Among a total of 270 samples, 31 (11.5%), 25 (9.3%), and 11 (4.1%) were positive for specific IgG antibodies to antigens of Clonorchis sinensis, Taenia solium metacestode, and sparganum, respectively. The overall positive rate was 21.5%; 38.2% in males and 15.8% in females. The present finding suggests that tissue parasites, such as C. sinensis, T. solium metacestode and sparganum are highly prevalent in some limited areas of North Korea. These foodborne tissue-parasitic helminthiases should be considered for future control measures of parasitic diseases in North Korea.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKorean Society for Parasitologyen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAntibodies, Helminth/blooden
dc.subjectAntigens, Helminth/blooden
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen
dc.subjectClonorchis sinensis/isolation & purificationen
dc.subjectEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assayen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectHelminthiasis/*epidemiology/*parasitologyen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectImmunoglobulin G/blooden
dc.subjectKorea/epidemiologyen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectPrevalenceen
dc.subjectSeroepidemiologic Studiesen
dc.subjectSparganum/isolation & purificationen
dc.subjectTaenia solium/isolation & purificationen
dc.titleTissue parasitic helminthiases are prevalent at Cheongjin, North Koreaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor최민호-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor배영미-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor홍성태-
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