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Fish-borne parasitic zoonoses: status and issues.
Emphasis has been placed on liver fluke diseases such as clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis and metorChiasis, as well as on intestinal trematodiasis (the heterophyids and echinostomes), anisakiasis (due to Anisakis simplex larvae), and diphyllobothriasis. Expand
Food-borne intestinal trematode infections in the Republic of Korea.
  • J. Chai, S. Lee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology international
  • 1 June 2002
A total of 19 species of food-borne intestinal trematodes have been reported in humans in the Republic of Korea, but the major source of human infection is the grass snake Rhabdophis tigrina, a paratenic host. Expand
Prevalence of intestinal parasite infections on a national scale among primary schoolchildren in Laos
The mean blood haemoglobin level of hookworm-infected children was not lower than that of children not infected with hookworm, suggesting that nutritional factors are more important than parasite infection per se. Expand
Foodborne intestinal flukes in Southeast Asia.
The host-parasite relationships have been studied in Metagonimus yokogawai, Echinostoma hortense, Fasciolopsis buski, Neodiplostomum seoulense, and Gymnophalloides seoi; however, the pathogenicity of each parasite species and host mucosal defense mechanisms are yet poorly understood. Expand
[Occurrence of tertian malaria in a male patient who has never been abroad].
It is not certain whether the present case is due to a resurgence of indigenous malaria or a secondary infection from introduced malaria, but the domestic occurrence of malaria cycle in Korea should be a warning sign in public health point of view. Expand
Re-emerging Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea.
  • J. Chai
  • Medicine, Geography
  • The Korean journal of parasitology
  • 30 September 1999
The re-emerging malaria characteristically revealed a combination type of short and long incubation periods with predominance of the long type, and the treatment was successful in most patients. Expand
Trends in parasitic diseases in the Republic of Korea.
In the Republic of Korea, cases of zoonotic, opportunistic and imported parasitoses are being detected increasingly and food-borne trematode infections, such as clonorchiasis and intestinal trematodiases, each show steady prevalence. Expand
Echinostomes in humans
Clinical importance of each echinostome species, as well as mucosal defense mechanisms of different hosts, is yet poorly understood and epidemiological surveys and detection of human infections are required. Expand
Parasitic infections in HIV-infected patients who visited Seoul National University Hospital during the period 1995-2003.
This study shows that parasitic infections are important clinical complications in HIV-infected patients in the Republic of Korea. Expand
A survey of cryptosporidiosis among 2,541 residents of 25 coastal islands in Jeollanam-Do (Province), Republic of Korea.
It is indicated that human Cryptosporidium infections are maintained at a relatively low prevalence on coastal islands of Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea. Expand