High Prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis and Other Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Fish from a Local Market in Yen Bai Province, Northern Vietnamopen access
- Dai, Fuhong; Hong, Sung-Jong; Pak, Jhang Ho; Thanh Hoa Le; Choi, Seung-Ho; Na, Byoung-Kuk; Sohn, Woon-Mok
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- KOREAN SOC PARASITOLOGY, SEOUL NATL UNIV COLL MEDI
- Clonorchis sinensis; Haplorchios pumilio; Haplorchis taichui; Centrocestus formosenus; zoonotic trematode metaoercaria(ZTM); Yen Bai province; Vietnam
- KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, v.58, no.3, pp.333 - 338
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- KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
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- A small survey was performed to investigate the recent infection status of Clonorchis sinensis and other zoonotic trematode metacercariae in freshwater fish from a local market of Yen Bai city, Yen Bai province, northern Vietnam. A total of 118 fish in 7 species were examined by the artificial digestion method on March 2016. The metacercariae of 4 species of zoonotic trematodes, i.e., C. sinensis, Haplorchis pumilio, Haplorchis taichui, and Centrocestus formosanus, were detected. The metacercariae of C. sinensis were found in 62 (69.7%) out of 89 fish (5 species), and their intensity of infection was very high, 81.2 per fish infected. Prevalences of 3 intestinal flukes, H. pumilio, H. taichui and C. formosanus, were 75.0%, 47.6%, and 31.7% in positive fish species, respectively, with the metacercarial intensities of 15.5, 10.3, and 2.2 per fish infected. From the above results, it has been confirmed that various species of freshwater fish continue to play the role of the infection source of C. sinensis and other zoonotic trematodes in Yen Bai city, Yen Bai province, northern Vietnam. It is of particular note that the prevalence and intensity of C. sinensis metacercariae are much higher than those reported in previous studies in fish in northern Vietnam.
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