William P. Carney

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Over 1,000 stool specimens from residents of the Napu and Besoa Valleys, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia were examined. Schistosoma japonicum was detected in 31% of Napu Valley residents while in only 2% of the Besoa Valley residents. Hookworm infections were the most frequently encountered helminth parasitisms in both valleys. Other helminth parasites(More)
  • W P Carney
  • 1991
Numerous echinostome trematodes are found in the intestines of birds and mammals throughout the world, and echinostomiasis in humans has been attributed to approximately 16 different species. In humans it is usually regarded as a rare intestinal parasite of little clinical importance except in heavy infections. Diagnosis of echinostomiasis is made by(More)
Immune responses to parasite antigens are much lower in patients with microfilaremia than in persons with other manifestations of brugian filariasis. To determine whether hyporeactivity is associated with changes in populations of lymphocytes that regulate immune responses, we quantitated helper and suppressor T cells in the blood of patients infected with(More)
A biomedical survey was conducted in 10 villages in remote, high mountain valleys of Central and South Sulawesi, Indonesia to learn whether Oriental schistosomiasis was endemic and to determine the prevalences of other intestinal parasites, malaria and filariasis in those areas. Although persons with Oriental schistosomiasis were found in three villages of(More)
A biomedical survey was conducted in 9 villages in the Malili area of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Blood specimens were examined for malaria and microfilariae; stool specimens were examined for intestinal parasites. Malaria parasitemias were rare; Plasmodium falciparum was detected in 10 and P. vivax in 11 of 985 blood smears. Malayan filariasis was endemic(More)