Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis: an epidemiological survey in a Tibetan population in southeast Qinghai, China.

@article{Yu2008CysticAA,
  title={Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis: an epidemiological survey in a Tibetan population in southeast Qinghai, China.},
  author={Sen-hai Yu and Hu Wang and Xian-hong Wu and Xiao Ma and Pei-Yun Liu and Yu-fang Liu and Yan-mei Zhao and Yasuyuki Morishima and Masanori Kawanaka},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={
          242-6
        }
}
An epidemiological investigation on echinococcosis was made in Jiuzhi County of Qinghai Province, western China. Ultrasonography and an indirect hemagglutination test revealed a morbidity of 8.0% (124/1,549) and a seroprevalence of 25.8% (287/1,113), respectively, in the Tibetan population. The morbidity in herdsmen (16.6%) and Buddhist priests (15%) was significantly higher than that in other occupation groups (3.2%), and it was higher in females (9.8%) than in males (6.2%). The ultrasound… CONTINUE READING
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