S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (기생충학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_기생충학전공)
Trends in parasitic diseases in the Republic of Korea
- Shin, Eun-Hee; Guk, Sang-Mee; Kim, Hyo-Jin; Lee, Soon-Hyung; Chai, Jong-Yil
- Issue Date
- Trends Parasitol. 2008 Mar;24(3):143-50. Epub 2008 Feb 5.
- Animals; *Food Parasitology; Humans; Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic/*epidemiology/transmission; Korea/epidemiology; Parasitic Diseases/*epidemiology/transmission; *Public Health; Zoonoses
- In the Republic of Korea, cases of zoonotic, opportunistic and imported parasitoses are being detected increasingly. Vivax malaria disappeared in the late 1970s but re-emerged in 1993 and, currently, 1000-2000 cases occur annually. Brugian filariasis was endemic on offshore islands until 1990 but has now been eradicated. Soil-transmitted helminthiases (ascariasis, trichuriasis and hookworm infections) were highly prevalent until the 1970s but are now well controlled. However, food-borne trematode infections, such as clonorchiasis and intestinal trematodiases (including heterophyidiasis, echinostomiasis and gymnophalloidiasis), each show steady prevalence. This review focuses on trends in parasitic diseases in the Republic of Korea.
- 1471-4922 (Print)
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