A serologic study of human toxocariasis in the Canary Islands (Spain): environmental influences.

@article{Jimenez1997ASS,
  title={A serologic study of human toxocariasis in the Canary Islands (Spain): environmental influences.},
  author={J F Jimenez and Basilio Valladares and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Fern{\'a}ndez-Palacios and F de Armas and Antonio Del Castillo},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={113-5}
}
The presence of anti-Toxocara antibodies in the human population of the Canarian Archipelago was studied by means of an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with excretory/secretory antigen of infective-stage larva. A total of 14,074 were analyzed, resulting in the following distribution and prevalence by location: southern Tenerife 6,435 (2.5% positive), northern Tenerife 1,710 (6.7% positive), La Palma 1,214 (4.5% positive), La Gomera 264 (6.8% positive), El Hierro 204 (3.9% positive… CONTINUE READING