A seroepidemiologic survey for human sparganosis in Gangweon-do.

  title={A seroepidemiologic survey for human sparganosis in Gangweon-do.},
  author={Kyu-Jae Lee and Yong-Tae Bae and Dong-Heui Kim and Young-Kun Deung and Yong-Suk Ryang},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  volume={40 4},
Gangweon-do is known to be highly endemic area of sparganosis more than other provinces in Korea. A seroepidmiologic examination for the detection of anti-Spirometra erinacei plerocercoid IgG in serum was carried out in normal inhabitants in Hongcheon-gun, Gangweon-do. Sere were tested by enzyme-linked immunosrobent assay (ELISA) for the anti-sparganum antibodies. Positive rate for anti-sparganum antibody in 719 adults was 3.3%. Data of the questionnaire for 24 ELISA positive inhabitants… CONTINUE READING
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